UPDATE: How 200 bandits shut down Kaduna International airport — Workers

Posted by News Express | 27 March 2022 | 2,222 times

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More revelations have emerged on how over 200 bandits stormed the Kaduna International Airport on Saturday killing a security personnel of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. 

Workers who pleaded for anonymity said the bandits that stormed the airport were over 200. 

According to a staff, they were saying in Hausa ‘Zamu rufe airport ba jirgi da zai tashi' (We will shutdown this airport. No aircraft will fly in and out.

The staff affirmed that the bandits who stormed the runway were over 200 and the attack started around 12:00am.

“They started attacking the Airport around midnight. The bandits were alleging that the military personnel took away their cows.

“The military were able to repel them that midnight and we thought that was all. In fact, our staff resumed work this morning as usual. They worked around the runway 5:00am till around 12:00pm. 

“Then, shortly after that, some NAMA staff went to check some of their equipment; then these people (bandits) appeared and started shooting. The NAMA engineers scampered for safety; they could not even go and entered the vehicle that took them to the site. It was in the process that their security man was shot in the head.

“The security man was rushed to the hospital and he was confirmed dead.  As I am talking to you now, the military are still battling those guys, and they are proving difficult to be repelled. Now, they had shutdown the Airport,” the source said.

It was however gathered that, many of the staff have already fled the Airport, while more military personnel have been deployed to the scene on clearance operation with a Armoured Personnel Carrier.

When contacted the Kaduna State Police Command spoke man, ASP Muhammad Jalige promised to get across to the DPO in charge of the area.  (Nigerian Tribune)

Source: News Express

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