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Terrorists Abduct Baby, 12 Persons At Kaduna Airport Staff Qtrs

Terrorists abducted 13 persons in Kaduna airport quarters after gaining access through the airport runway

An infant and 12 other persons were abducted from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, around midnight when armed terrorists struck.

Sources within the quarters informed HumAngle that the gunmen gained access to the quarters through the runway of the airport after which they proceeded to several houses and abducted the staff and their families.

The group, the sources revealed, engaged in a firefight with the military officers at the quarters when they attempted to foil the attack.

Terrorists have continued to pose a serious threat to rural communities and commuters in Kaduna State, including those close to the airport.

In an internal memo dated March 2 and reported by the Cable, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had asked staff to avoid early or late movements along the road to the airport.

As of the time of filing this report, both FAAN and the police were yet to make any official statement on the attack.


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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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