Bandits have invaded airport in Kaduna state
Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked the Kaduna international airport on Saturday.
Pampamnews reports that the The audacious gunmen killed a security guard during the invasion that further underscores how troubling the security crisis in Kaduna state has become.
The attack comes hours after gunmen reportedly killed several residents across nine communities in Giwa LGA on Friday.
The attack on the airport was said to have caused confusion and panic as security operatives engaged the attackers in a gun duel.
Amina Salami, the airport manager,Â confirmed the attack, she, however, refuted reports that travellers were held hostage.
She said the gunmen fired shots into the runway from the fence area. She added that the soldiers stationed at the airport overpowered the bandits.
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âThe Azman flight had long taken off at the time the bandits started shooting. In fact, the Azman flight may have forgotten that they came to Kaduna at the time,â TheCable quoted her to have said.
âIt wasnât clear whether they wanted to come into the airport, but they shot a security guard on runway 05. Unfortunately, on their way to the hospital, he died.
âI donât know whether they wanted to come to the airport. Unfortunately, they shot at the runway and the bullet hit the security guard on the head.
âBut the two flights we had had taken off. There are military personnel in the airport and they gave it to the terrorists.
âThey seized some of their motorcycles. The military succeeded in chasing them away.â