TWO DEAD, ONE ABDUCTED AS GUNMEN ATTACK THE NIGERIAN DEFENSE ACADEMY, KADUNA.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 24, 2021
Report has it that unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, killing two officers and abducted a senior officer during the attack.
According to a statement issued by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira, the unknown gunmen gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka.
It was reported that, Major Datong was kidnapped, while Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronwo were shot dead.
The report added that Lieutenant Onah also sustained injuries from gun shots and is currently receiving treatment at the Hospital in the NDA.
The PRO said that the Academy in collaboration with the 1st Division Nigerian Army and Air Training Command, as well as other security agencies in Kaduna state, have since commenced pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area, with a view to tracking them and rescue the abducted personnel.
The statement further stated that the NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy.
It also assured the general public that the gunmen would soon be apprehended while the abducted personnel rescued.
Edited by Tunde Orebiyi