The dastardly attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, considered one of the safest plaçes in Nigeria, on Tuesday, has been officially confirmed by officials of Nigeria’s foremost military institution.
Platforms Africa reports that the NDA confirmed that gunmen gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka.
In a statement, the Academy’s Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira said the security architecture of the Academy was compromised early Tuesday morning by gunmen who gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka.
The invaders, according to Jajira, killed two officers and abducted one.
Below is the statement:
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
Academy Public Relations Officer
24 August 2021