Gunmen, wielding AK 47s and RPGs, breached the Kaduna Airport early today, storming through the runway 05, to attack the residential quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN).
It was gathered that the bandits gained access to the quarters through the airport runway, at about 12.30am.
The cry from the victims, was said to have attracted the military personnel nearby, who engaged the bandits in a gun battle,during the incident which lasted for several hours, as the bandits went away with their victims on motorcycles.
According to a report, the bandits succeeded in abducting nine persons, including a family of six and a housewife with her two children, living in the quarters.
They would have taken more captives, but for alert soldiers from the barracks nearby, who heard the sporadic gunshots being fired by the bandits.
But for the intervention of the military, the bandits who were in large numbers wanted to kidnap the entire residents of the quarters, a FAAN engineer said.
“Initially when I started hearing gunshots, I was not even bothered, because I thought whoever came here to rob or do anything has made a mistake of his life because we have a military barrack at the airport.
“But, I later became restless when after like 30 minutes, bullets were still raining.
“But the soldiers could only prevent them from picking more people because the bandits came with two RPG alongside their many AK47 rifles.
The spokesperson for the FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu who confirmed the attack, disclosed that the quarters were the house of personnel from the various agencies of the aviation industry.