El-Rufai Commends Military for Repelling Attackers At Kaduna Airport

  • Airport Operations Resume, Security Forces Conduct Surveillance On Aerodrome




Flight operations have fully commenced at the Kaduna International Airport after gunmen stormed the aerodrome which was repelled by the Nigerian Military.

The airport authority said scheduled flights departed after the incident, saying the airport was not closed.

Also, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan in an update of the event made available to Aviation Metric said troops stationed within and around the airport responded and repelled the attackers.

He expressed sadness that the bandits, unfortunately, shot and killed a staff member stationed at the perimeter fence who raised alarm on sighting them.

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Kaduna Airport

According to him, “Airport operations resumed with scheduled flights departing after the incident. Security forces are conducting operations in the airport general area. Further updates will be communicated to the public”.

Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i commended the security forces for their prompt response to the attack, and for repelling the attackers.

He expressed sadness at the report of the casualty and sent condolences to the family of the victim while offering prayers for the repose of his soul.

Just yesterday, bandits caused panic at the same airport. The action prevented smooth operations of flight operation as the Military engaged them in a fierce battle.

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The bandits were said to have prevented an AZMAN aircraft scheduled for Lagos from take-off owing to sporadic gun battle at the aerodrome as the Military repelled the attack from the criminals.

A staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) was shot and killed by the bandits around the runway area of the airport.

The source said that the AZMAN aircraft could not take off at about 12.30 pm because of the presence of the bandits by the runways of the airport.

Wole Shadare