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Kaduna Govt confirms terrorists attack on Airport

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Kaduna State government has confirmed terrorists attacked the Kaduna Airport, saying that troops repelled the invasion of the airport by the bandits.

According to the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, troops stationed within and around the airport responded and repelled the attackers.

He said in a statement on Saturday: “Security forces have reported that an attack by armed bandits was repelled in the vicinity of the Kaduna International Airport.

“However, the bandits, unfortunately, shot and killed a staff member stationed at the perimeter fence who raised alarm on sighting them.

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Airport operations resumed with scheduled flights departing after the incident.

“Security forces are conducting operations in the airport general area. Further updates will be communicated to the public.”

“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i commended the security forces for their prompt response to the attack, and for repelling the attackers. He expressed sadness at the report of the casualty, and sent condolences to the family of the victim while offering prayers for the repose of his soul,” he said.

An earlier report showed that the incident at the airport was said to have resulted in panic as security operatives engaged the attackers in a gun duel.

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