The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says, the bandits that attacked the Kaduna airport Saturday gained access into the airport airside on motorbikes.
The motorbikes according to a statement by the General Manager Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, abandoned by the bandits have been recovered.
She assured, normalcy has since been restored at the airport.
“FAAN regrets to state that a group of bandits attacked the Runway 05 axis of Kaduna airport earlier in the day”.
She states that, a combined team of anti-banditry military personnel and Crime investigation unit of FAAN Aviation Security Department swiftly intervened for rescue operation,with one casualty reported in the incident.
Additionally, heavy reinforcement team from the Nigerian Defence Academy is on ground to ensure safety and security of airport workers and users.
“The FAAN AVSEC Department has equally released operational vehicles to the team for patrol purposes”.
“The Authority uses this opportunity to sympathise with the family and friends of the victim of this unfortunate incident”.
“We shall continue to give further updates where necessary”.