The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has confirmed that it was indeed attacked by yet to be identified forces. And this led to the death of two of its personal, while one was abducted.
The news went viral on social media that bandits had invaded the permanent site of the institution located along Airport Road, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State around 1.00am.
However, bandits, by their definition, do not attack military formations, only belligerent forces and terrorist groups have such need.
In a statement confirming the attack, The NDA revealed in a statement issued by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Maj. Bashir Muhd Jajira, and shared on social media by presidential aide, Buhari Sallau, that it is on the trail of the gunmen who compromised its security architecture.
Bashir Muhd Jajira’s 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 1 Division 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.”