Breaking: Troops overpower bandits near Kaduna Airport, foil fresh abduction at FAAN quarters ▷ Nigeria news

Breaking: Troops overpower bandits near Kaduna Airport, foil fresh abduction at FAAN quarters ▷ Nigeria news

– Army troops have repelled fresh bandit attack in Kaduna state

– The gunmen were trying to kidnap some staff of FAAN in Kaduna when they med stiff opposition by the soldiers

– Bandits had on Saturday, March 6, kidnapped some staff of NiMET and NAMA in the state

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Some suspected gunmen in the morning of Sunday, March 14, made a second attempt to abduct people at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Kaduna state.

Daily Trust reports that 12 people were abducted when bandits breached the security of the quarters, which is located before the Kaduna airport recently. gathered that among those abducted on Saturday, March 6, were an official of the Nigerian Air Space Management Agency (NAMA) and his family as well as the wife and kids of a staff member of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET).

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Breaking: Troops overpower bandits near Kaduna Airport, foil fresh abduction at FAAN quarters
Troops foiled a bandit attack near Kaduna Airport. Credit: @elrufai
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The gunmen, who returned to the quarters on Sunday, March 13, met stiff resistance from a combined team of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army.

The reports that A FAAN official, who asked not to be named, said the gunmen came through a different route.

He said:

“They did not come through the airport side; this time around, they came through another side of the quarters but security agents were prepared for them.”

A resident of the senior staff quarters reportedly said the gunmen had targeted one of the houses in the premises but security agents overpowered them.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the bandits who abducted 39 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state demanded N500 million for their release.

It was reported that three parents of some of the abducted students have confirmed that the abductors have reached out and made a demand of N500 million for their release.

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The newspaper added that the kidnappers have released three videos showing the students in what appeared to be a forest area.

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Some of the students earlier rescued from the college identified their friends and schoolmates from the videos.

The students through a video posted via the Facebook account of one Kelvita K. Dan appealed to the Nigerian government to come to their rescue by paying the N500 million demanded by their abductors.

One female student was reported to have begged the Nigerian government not to send soldiers to rescue them, saying that the bandits have threatened them that none of them will be released if soldiers come after them (the bandits).


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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