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Bandits invade Nigerian Defence Academy, kill two officers, abduct one

Bandits have attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, killing two officers and abducting one.

Nigeria’s foremost military university, located along Airport Road, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area, was attacked at about 1.00am on Tuesday by bandits.

It was gathered that the attackers, who were dressed in military camouflage, beat the guards and headed for the officers’ quarters.

The Nigerian Defence Academy is opposite the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, where 39 students were abducted by bandits on March 11, 2021.

However, hours later, the Defence Headquarters released a statement saying the security architecture of the Defence Academy was compromised on Tuesday morning by unknown gunmen.

The statement signed by the Academy’s Public Relations Officer, Bashir Jajira, stated that the Academy, in collaboration with the 1 Division Nigerian Army and Air Training Command as well as other security agencies in Kaduna state, has since commenced pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area with a view to tracking them and rescue the abducted personnel.

Read full statement below;

SECURITY BREACH OF NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE

The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy was compromised early this morning by unknown gunmen who gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka. During the unfortunate incident, we lost two personnel and one was abducted.

The Academy in collaboration with the 1Division Nigerian Army and Air Training Command as well as other security agencies in Kaduna state has since commenced pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area with a view to tracking them and rescue the abducted personnel.

The NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy. We assure the general public that this unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.

Bashir Muhd Jajira
Major
Academy Public Relations Officer
24 August 2021