Wednesday , 17 August 2022
Kaduna Airport Terminal Building

Kaduna Airport attack update: FAAN says normalcy has returned

  • NAMA source says ATC delayed flight takeoff for safety reasons
FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has equally confirmed the the attack at the Kaduna Airport earlier today stating that a group of bandits attacked the Runway 05 axis of Kaduna airport

It stated 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.

A statement by Ag.General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze (Mrs.)
revealed that normalcy has since been restored at the airport.

The statement said,” The team also recovered two motorbikes abandoned by the bandits.

“Additionally, heavy reinforcement team from the Nigerian Defence Academy is on ground to ensure safety and security of airport workers/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.

Meanwhile sources within the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have revealed to NigerianFLIGHTDECK that the delay on flight was part of safety protocol intended to safeguard lives.

A source who spoke to our reporter explained that Air Traffic Controllers saw the situation and advised for the delay of the Azman flight as movement may attract attention and an attack on the aircraft since the situation was unsafe.


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