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Gunmen on Sunday morning made a second attempt to abduct people at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Kaduna State.
12 people were abducted when terrorists breached the security of the quarters, which is located before the Kaduna airport, around 2am last Saturday.
Among those abducted last week were an official of the Nigerian Air Space Management Agency (NAMA) and his family as well as the wife and kids of a staff member of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET).
The gunmen, who returned to the quarters on Sunday, met a stiff resistance from a combined team of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army.
A FAAN official, who asked not to be named, tells DailyTrust Newspaper, that the gunmen got in 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.”
A resident of the senior staff quarters said the gunmen had targeted one of the houses in the premises but security agents overpowered them.
Despite attacks by gunmen, the The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has refused suggestions it might need to shut down the Kaduna International Airport, NewsWireNGR had reported.
Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, the Managing Director of the agency who disclosed the agency’s position last weekend said that FAAN was working round the clock to ensure that security and safety are sustained at the airports.
Also, Sen. Smart Adeyemi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation has canvassed for state and local government policing as a way of enhancing the security architecture in and around the country.