Everything we know about the terrorist attack at Kaduna airport
Kaduna State is currently one of the hotbeds of violence and bloodshed in Nigeria. Government records show that terrorists killed 1,192 people in dozens of attacks in 2021. They also kidnapped 3,348 people for ransom. Finally, the government gangsters declared terrorists in January 2022, but they are still called “bandits” by much of the Nigerian media.
A few days ago, Kaduna State was in the headlines again after another attack.
On March 26, 2022, a group of terrorists attacked a runway at Kaduna International Airport. Eyewitnesses reported that there was up to 200 terrorists on a motorbike, but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.
The attack prevented a scheduled Azman Air flight from taking off as a safety measure.
How did the attack end?
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said in a statement that a combined team of security officers against terrorists and restored order. The team recovered two motorcycles abandoned by the terrorists.
There is a fake video of the attack online
Since the attack, a video circulated online claiming to show the terrorists driving dozens of motorbikes on a track. The video has been verified and found to be fake. This clip was shot in Sokoto and has nothing to do with an attack.
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This is not the first attack on the airport
Kaduna International Airport has become a regular target for terrorists as insecurity escalates in Kaduna State.
On March 6, 2021, terrorists gained access to FAAN staff quarters on the airport premises and kidnapped 10 people. Nigerian military troops Safe the victims two weeks later. The government did not say whether any terrorists responsible for the kidnapping were arrested or killed during the rescue operation.
There was another attack in the staff quarters on March 14, 2021 which was thwarted by security officers, and yet another around the same airport on March 19, 2021 which was also foiled by security officers.
What does the government say about the latest attack?
Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai condemned the attack and commended the security forces for their quick response. He also sent his condolences to the family of the victim.
There has been no word from the federal government led by President Buhari.
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