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Bandits Take War to Army Den, Kill 2 Officers, Abduct Another in Defence Academy

Bandits Take War to Army Den, Kill 2 Officers, Abduct Another in Defence Academy

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of another at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State.

A statement by the Academy’s spokesperson, Bashir Jajira, said unknown gunmen carried out the attack.

According to witnesses, the bandits came in a large number in the early hours of Tuesday, killed the officer and kidnapped another one, wounding a number of others in the process.

Read the full statement below:

PRESS RELEASE

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.

 

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  1. This is too bad , treat anyone found guilty to serve as a deterrent to others, NDA is not a playing ground at all.

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