Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest flight carrier, has suspended operations to Kaduna International Airport.
The military says it has killed twelve terrorists involved in Saturday’s attack on the Kaduna Airport.
It also said the attack took place six kilometers away from the terminal point and outside the airport perimeter fence.
An airport staff was killed during the attack.
Speaking during an on-the-spot assessment of the airport, the Garrison Commander of One Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Uriah Opuene and the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits were killed through an air strike by troops of the Nigerian Air force.
They said the bandits do not have the capacity to attack the airport due to heavy security presence in the airport general area.
They added that ground troops have successfully taken the battle to the enclave of the bandits inside the forest and declared the Kaduna International Airport as safe for passengers and staff.
However, the airline affected in Saturday’s attack has suspended its operations to the airport, saying it wants to re-evaluate security at the Kaduna airport.
On Tuesday, Azman announced an indefinite suspension of its flights to Kaduna over insecurity.
Hours later, the news of Air Peace halting operations to Kaduna broke.
Air Peace Spokesman, Stanley Olisa confirmed the development to our correspondent, but did not go into details.