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Air Peace joins Azman, cancels flights to Kaduna

Like Azman Air, the suspension by Air Peace of its operations, follows Saturday attack on the Kaduna airport by armed bandits.

• March 29, 2022
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Air Peace aircraft used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: One at a Time Mile]

Nigeria’s largest airline, Air Peace, has halted flights to Kaduna International Airport, barely a day after Azman Air announced the suspension of flights to the state.

Daily Trust reports that the development follows the Saturday attack on the Kaduna airport by armed bandits. 

On Monday, Peoples Gazette had reported that Azman Air halted flights to Kaduna. 

The airline’s management explained that it suspended operations in Kaduna to re-evaluate its operational procedures in the airport.

“The management of Azman Air will like to inform the general public that we will be halting our operations into Kaduna airport for a few days,” Azman Air said.

Armed bandits on Saturday afternoon breached security at the airport, and attacked people.

A witness told The Gazette the attack occurred shortly after 12:00 noon when the attackers scaled the airport barriers and caused widespread panic across the facility.

Two days after the invasion, armed bandits in another attack on Monday bombed a passenger train along the Kaduna-Abuja track.

Following the incessant attacks on transport facilities in Kaduna, the Nigerian Senate asked President Muhamadu Buhari to declare full-scale war against Boko Haram, ISWAP and bandit terrorists causing mayhem across the country. 

Leading debate on the motion, Uba Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) disclosed that bandits had stepped up attacks in some communities of Giwa LGA of Kaduna.

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