12 Abducted As Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters

Bandits on Saturday attacked the Junior Staff Quarters of the Kaduna International Airport and abducted at least 12 people.

The incident is however, yet to be confirmed by the police authorities in the state.

One of the victims, who is a member of staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), was kidnapped along with his wife, five children, and three other persons who had visited them.

The bandits also abducted the wife and child of an employee of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) during the attack.

NIMET North Central Regional Manager, Sani Majidadi, confirmed the attack to Channels Television.

Majidadi revealed that the gunmen invaded the junior staff quarters at the airport in the early hours of Saturday and broke into two apartments from where the missing persons were abducted.

He explained that the gunmen, in their large number, came through a bush from Ifira Village and cut the air-side perimeter fence before gaining access into the staff quarters.

He, however, stated that the prompt response of soldiers stationed along the Kaduna Airport Road prevented the bandits from kidnapping more people.

According to him, the armed men escaped into the bush upon hearing the gunshots from the security operatives.

SWITCH NIGERIA recalls that barely a year ago, a similar incident happened barely a year after bandits attacked the staff of the airport.

Also, one person was killed by bandits in 2020 when they kidnapped several workers. The situation forced the Kaduna State government to deploy troops along the Airport Road.

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