UPDATED: Gunmen Invade Nigerian Defence Academy, Kill Two Soldiers, Abduct Others
The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna has been breached by criminals branded as “unknown gunmen”.
The unforeseen attack took place on Tuesday morning.
The attack led to the death of two soldiers while one other officer was also kidnapped.
The attack was confirmed by NDA’s Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira.
A statement sent by Jajira said:
“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.”