Security agents repelled an attack by armed bandits at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN Headquarters in Kaduna on Sunday morning.
It would be recalled that the bandits also attacked the quarters around 2 am last Saturday abducting 12 people in the process. However, today’s attack did not go as planned as security agents on ground were fully prepared for them.
The gunmen met stiff resistance from a combined team of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army.
A FAAN official, who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the gunmen came through a different route.
“They did not come through the airport side; this time around, they came through another side of the quarters but security agents were prepared for them.”
It was gathered that they targeted the senior staff quarter but security agents overpowered them.
This development is occurring just two days after 39 students were abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi local government area of the state.
Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani expressed relief that the Bandits’ attack was foiled. He tweeted;
“It’s a relief to hear that the Army foiled a fresh kidnap attempt by bandits at the Aviation Quaters in Kaduna today.Vigilance is needed to protect the Airport,its staff and their families.”
“The Bandits have become more daring and audacious in the outskirts of our city.”