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Kaduna Airport: Bandits again attack FAAN staff quarters, military foils abduction attempt

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Another attempt by armed bandits to kidnap aviation workers residing in the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN at the Kaduna airport has been foiled by the military.

This is coming barely two weeks a similar attempt was made with the kidnap of about 13 staff including a staff of NAMA and his entire family and that of NiMET when the bandits attacked.

The recent foiled attempt which occurred this morning was not without a gun battle between the bandits and the military reported to have come in their numbers.

A source said, the bandits again gained access into the quarters through their usual routes the runways 23 and 05.

On gaining access to the quarters, the bandits were reported to have headed straight to their alleged target flashing touch lights to locate their way to his apartment.

Staff living in the junior and senior quarters are currently  said to be leaving the quarters to look for somewhere outside the airport environment where they will feel safe.

The Managing Director FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu commenting on the earlier attacks said, efforts were on with security agencies and the state government to adequately secure the environment.

“thing did not happen around the airport, it is a thing that happened around our staff quarters and a lot of our staff they don’t live in this quarters. If there is a need to close, we would close but  right now it is far away I believe for that kind of drastic action. 

“Only a minor  percentage of our staff stay at the staff quarters, the rest are leaving in the town. Even the staff quarters is fenced so we are taking appropriate measures, we are taking them but as I said we just have to improve to counter the challenges. The fence was broken, we had security personnel attending to the area but somehow somewhere things happen and now its for us to counter as we have been doing”.

“It is a race, security challenges always  come and evolve and on our part  we keep improving to outmatch them. Anytime they try to breach on our security system we try o improve on them”.

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