Persons suspected to be bandits and armed with dangerous weapons have reportedly attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at Kaduna airport.

It is not yet clear how they gained access into the quarters but some staff of FAAN living in the quarters who managed to escape say some staff with their families have been taken away by the armed men.

While the number of persons cannot be ascertained at the moment, some staff say about 11, including a staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agancy, NAMA, with his entire family and a wife and kid of a staff of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMET.

Two houses were said to have been attacked inside the quarters and they later moved to the airside of the airport.

An eye witnessed described the situation as bad and rough calling for prayers from all Nigerians for their safety following serious exchange of gun fire at the staff quarters.

Confirming the attacks, spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the attacks on the FAAN quarters happened last night and a security meeting is cutrently ongoing over the matter.

She also confirmed that a staff of FAAN, NiMET and NAMA with his entire family were taken away by the armed men.

As to whether flights will operate into the airport today, she said, the airport was not touched by the attackers of the quarters even though it was alleged they came in through the airside.

Mrs Henrietta added that an unscheduled flight had landed the airport this morning without any problem.

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