The Defence Headquarters, on Tuesday, vowed to track down the bandits who killed some of their troops after breaching the perimeter fence, went straight to the officers’ living quarters and started shooting sporadically at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
Daily Trust had reported that bandits invaded the Afaka barracks of the NDA, Kaduna, killing two senior officers. The bandits were also said to have also kidnapped a senior officer.
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Reacting to the sad incident, the military high command, through the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, condole with the families of the deceased officers, saying henceforth, the security of the NDA communities have been beefed up while operations are ongoing in the general area.
A statement on his behalf by the Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, Irabor said all efforts have been intensified by troops and they are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue mission for the adducted officers.
“The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in joint operations are in hot pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the officers’ quarters of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna early hours of 24 August 2021.
“The bandits who sneaked in after breaching the perimeter fence went straight to the officer’s living quarters and started shooting sporadically. Unfortunately, two brave and gallant officers paid the supreme price while 1 other officer was abducted by the bandits during the process.
“All efforts have been intensified by troops who are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue missions for the abducted officers.
“The Commandant NDA as well as the HQ 1 Div. with the support of NAF are presently in a coordinated joint operation to search and rescue the abducted officer and arrest the perpetrators.
“The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) wishes to use this medium to condole with the families of the deceased officers, and thanked troops for their quick response.
“The CDS also wishes to assure the NDA communities of their safety as security have been beefed up while operations are ongoing in the general area. Further details will be released later,” the statement read.