The PUNCH reported that the government of Malam Nasir El-Rufai had in March, 2022, confirmed terrorists attack on the Kaduna International Airport.
The terrorists numbering over 200 took over the airport thereby preventing the take-off of an aircraft.
The development had forced passengers on the Lagos-Kaduna route to either land in Kano or Abuja and travel to Kaduna by road.
However, on Monday evening, the arrival of Air Peace flight ERJ-145, which landed at the Airport at exactly 5:10 pm, marked the resumption of flights to the route.
The development excited passengers with expression of happiness on their faces, while calling on the government and other relevant agencies to ensure that the Kaduna Airport remain functional.
The Airport Manager, Adamu Sheikh, while speaking to newsmen shortly after the Air Peace Flight landed, said more airlines were set to commence operations to the state.
According to him, adequate security has been put in place for aircraft landing and takeoff.
“More airlines are coming back and we are prepared. We have the cooperation of all the security agencies. Everybody wants this airport to function. So, all stakeholders are rallying round us to ensure that, this airport is safe for aircraft landing and take-off,” he said.
The Air Peace Kaduna Station Manager, Fatima Ndayako, said the Airline returned to the Kaduna route due to persistent request from customers in dire need of their service along the route.
She assured their teeming customers that the airline would have daily operation to and fro Kaduna and Lagos.
It was learnt that the state governor, Senator Uba Sani facilitated the return of flight operations in the state after meeting with airline executives in Abuja.
The governor also held meetings with the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, top-ranking military officers among others.