Suspected terrorists invaded the Kaduna International Airport located in Igabi Local Government Area of, Kaduna State on, Saturday.
The attackers, numbering over 200, were said to have taken over the airport.
Subsequently, the development caused panic at the airport, as the suspected terrorists, reportedly killed one security official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
The attack, it was, gathered forced the authority to temporarily, shut down activities; While the military battled the suspected terrorists.
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A source who confided in our correspondent said the terrorists, insisted on shutting down the airport.
Following, the presence of the terrorists on the runway area of the airport, workers attached to the airport, were said to have left their, duty posts.
It was, also gathered that an aircraft scheduled to take off for Lagos, at 12:30 pm, could not fly as a result of the presence of the terrorists at the runway of the airport.
Our correspondent gathered that most of the workers at the airport had, fled as more military personnel, have been deployed to the airport.
attacked the Airport around midnight
The source said: “They started attacking the Airport around midnight. The soldiers were able to repel them that midnight and, we thought that was, all. In fact, our workers resumed work this morning, as usual, till around 12:00 pm.
“Then, shortly after that, some NAMA workers went to check some of their equipment, then these bandits appeared and, started shooting.
“The NAMA engineers scampered for safety… could not even go and, enter the vehicle that took them to the site. It was, in the process that their security man was, shot in the head.
“The security man was, rushed to the hospital and was, confirmed dead.
“As I am talking to you now, the soldiers are still battling those bandits, and; They are proving difficult to be repelled.
Now, they had shut down the airport.”