The management of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of another officer by gunmen who breached the sanctity of the military training facility in Kaduna State.
Public Relation Officer of NDA, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, said in a statement shortly after the incident on Tuesday that security agencies were on the trail of the bandits.
According to Jajira: “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 rescuing 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.”