Bandits attack Kaduna Airport staff quarters, kidnap families

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Armed gunmen on Saturday attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), at the Kaduna Airport, and abducted some families.

According to reports, an official of the Kaduna Airport, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident.

He said the gunmen gained access to the staff quarters by vandalising the perimeter fence between the airport and the staff quarters.

According to him, the gunmen attacked two houses in the staff quarters and abducted 11 people.

He said: “The gunmen invaded the staff quarters at about 2: am on Saturday and attacked two houses.

“The houses of staff of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and a staff of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET).

“The bandits abduct nine members of the family of the NAMA staff and the wife and son of the NiMET staff.

“The staff quarters is located before the tollgate to the airport. It is all fenced, but gunmen tampered with the perimeter fence and entered the staff quarters.

“They came in through the landside where flights operate. They cut the perimeter fence between the airport and the quarters.”

Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, did not respond to telephone calls when contacted by newsmen.

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