Two months after attack, Kaduna airport reopens for flight operations

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Two months after it was shut down over an attack by gunmen in March, the Kaduna airport has resumed flight operations.

The acting general manager, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, confirmed this on Monday.

She said, “Flight operations to Kaduna airport have commenced today with Azman Air.”

Recall that gunmen had attacked the runway of the airport, killing a security guard.

The gunmen were, however, repelled by security operatives.

Meanwhile, Azman Air announced the resumption of flights to the Kaduna airport, making it the first airline to resume operations on the route since the incident.

The management of the airline had said it would be halting flight operations into Kaduna “for a few days”, following the attack.

Giving an update in a tweet, the management of the airline said its flight touched down at the airport on Monday.

It tweeted, “Azman Air landed at Kaduna Airport today 23rd May, 2022 to the elation and cheers of passengers, stakeholders, and staff.

“It was a defining moment for the aviation community as the airport is reopened after being closed for two months. It’s so exciting to be back!”

The attack on the airport had occurred on the same day a train on its way from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by gunmen in Kateri-Rijana area of Kaduna state.

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