Nigerian soldiers have foiled another attempt by armed bandits to kidnap aviation workers residing in the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Kaduna airport.
This is coming barely two weeks after a similar attempt was made with the kidnap of about 13 staffers, including a worker of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and his entire family and that of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) when the bandits attacked previously.
The recent foiled attempt, which occurred on Sunday morning followed a gun battle between the bandits and soldiers who stormed the airport to rescue the victims.
It was gathered that the bandits, just like before, may have again gained access into the quarters through runways 23 and 05.
On gaining access to the quarters, the bandits were reported to have headed straight to their alleged target area, flashing torchlights to locate their way to their victims
Staff living in the junior and senior quarters are currently said to be leaving the quarters for elsewhere outside the airport environment.
The Managing Director FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, after the first attack, had insisted that the Kaduna Airport will not be closed for operations, due to the attack.
In his comment on the earlier attack, Yadudu had promised that efforts were on with security agencies and the state government to adequately secure the environment.