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Kaduna Airport Attack: Reps Minority Caucus expresses shock, demands investigation

Kaduna Airport Attack: Reps Minority Caucus expresses shock, demands investigation


OrderPaperToday- The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed shock over the brazen invasion and takeover of the Kaduna International Airport by terrorists on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

As contained in a statement signed by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta North); the lawmakers in condemning the recent security incident, stressed a total collapse of the security architecture in the country. 

“This horrific development is another frightening commentary on the apparent collapse of our national security and intelligence gathering coordination under the incompetent All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.

The Minority Caucus is deeply concerned and alarmed by the manifest lack of capacity by the APC administration to secure our nation to the extent that a strategic international airport in our country could be invaded and taken over by terrorists,” the statement read in parts.

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The caucus further stated that the circumstances that allowed for the invasion of the Kaduna International Airport, in addition to already frightening attacks on the country’s roads, railways and communities speak volumes about the failure of the APC administration.  

“Airports, especially international airports across the world are usually highly secured areas. Therefore the circumstances that allowed for the invasion of the Kaduna International Airport speak volumes about the failure of the APC administration.  

The attack on the airport at a time when our roads, railways and communities are being overrun by bandits, kidnappers and invaders has heightened fear across the country as well as sent a very worrisome signal to the International Community regarding the safety of our airports and the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.”

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The Minority Caucus, therefore, called for an urgent comprehensive investigation into the remote and immediate circumstances leading to the apparent compromise of security at the facility.

“Our caucus urges the Federal Government to immediately beef up security in all our airports and other public convergence facilities in our country so as to forestall a re-occurrence of such terrifying attack,” Elumelu wrote.

Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi has a BA in French and is a senior reporter at OrderPaper. She has keen interest in photojournalism and video documentary. She's also a writer and author of a book, "Pourquoi Le Francais." She likes reading, traveling and watching movies.
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