DHQ reacts as gunmen attack NDA in Kaduna

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has assured that the gunmen which attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State on Tuesday will be arrested.

Okay.ng on Tuesday morning reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed in large numbers invaded NDA and killed two officers and abducting another senior officer.

They abducted one officer identified as Major Datong, while Lieutenant Commander Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronkwo were shot dead.

Another officer, second Lieutenant Onah sustained a gunshot injury and is currently receiving treatment.

Reacting to the incident, the DHQ in a statement signed by its director of defence information, Major General Benjamin Sawyer, said: “The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in joint operations, are in hot pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the officers’ quarters of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna early hours of 24 August 2021.

“The bandits who sneaked in after breaching the perimeter fence went straight to the officer’s living quarters and started shooting sporadically.

“Unfortunately, two brave and gallant officers paid the supreme price while 1 other officer was abducted by the bandits during the process.

“All efforts have been intensified by troops who are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue mission for the abducted officers.

“The Commandant NDA, as well as the HQ 1Div with the support of NAF, are presently in a coordinated joint operation to search and rescue the abducted officer and arrest the perpetrators.

“The CDS also wishes to assure the NDA communities of their safety as security has been beefed up while operations are ongoing in the general area.”

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