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Bandits Shut Down Kaduna Airport, Kill NAMA Security Personnel 



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Bandits numbering over 200 with sophisticated weapons, on Saturday afternoon, took over the runway of the Kaduna International Airport, killing a security personnel of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The attack, as gathered by our correspondent, forced the Authority to temporarily shut down activities at the Airport, while the military battle the gunmen.

According to LEADERSHIP the bandits had prevented a Lagos-bound flight from taking off around 12:30pm.

According to a credible source, “the bandits attack started around 12:00am today (Saturday). They started attacking the Airport around the midnight. The bandits were alleging that the military personnel took away their cattle.

Kaduna Airport

“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 five 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.

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