Bandits abduct 11 Kaduna airport staff

Bandits yesterday abducted 11 residents, including six housewives and two children, of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) staff quarters in Kaduna.

Sources said the bandits invaded the quarters around 12:10 a.m yesterday, after gaining access through the airport’s runway.

FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident. She said 11 persons were abducted, including a staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA) and his entire family, and a wife and child of staff of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMET).

She added that the gunmen attacked two houses before they moved to the airside of the airport.

According to a resident, the intervention of the military prevented the gunmen from abducting the entire residents of the quarters. The abductees reportedly include a whole family of six, a housewife and her two children. According to reports, the bandits later went away on motorcycles with their abductees.

This is the first time the FAAN quarters is experiencing such an attack despite growing security concerns in the State.

Efforts to get reactions from the Police over the incident have not yielded results.

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