Nigerian Defence Academy confirms attack on facility in Kaduna

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has confirmed the attack on its facility in Kaduna State, had earlier reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed in large numbers in the early hours of Tuesday.

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.

In a statement issued by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Bashir Muhd Jajira, confirming the attack, the NDA revealed that it is on the trail of the gunmen who compromised its security architecture.

The statement read: “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 these unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.”

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