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Suspected bandits, armed with dangerous weapons were said to have attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at Kaduna International Airport.

It was not clear how they gained access into the Staff quarters at the time of filling this reports, residents of the village bordering the airport however said some staff of FAAN living in the quarters who managed to escaped reported that some staff with their families have been abducted by the bandits.

One of them bearing Abubakar Sani, put the number of those abducted at 11, among them a staffer of the NAMA, with his entire family, and a wife and kid of a staffer of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET).

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“Two houses were attacked inside the quarters and they later moved to the airside of the airport around 2am today (Saturday).

“The situation is as bad as that. Many of us the villagers have left the village and have evacuated their families this morning. Even the remaining airport staff are leaving for a safe place. The kind of gunshots we heard is very scary,” a staffer of one of the agencies, who pleaded anonymity, said.

When contacted, ASP Mohammed Jalige, Spokesperson, Kaduna State Police Command, told journalists that he was unaware of the attack but would get back when confirmed.

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