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Nigerian Army confirms terrorist attack on NDA, says abducted officers ‘II be rescue

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it was on the trail of the terrorists that invaded its defence academy in Kaduna, abducted two officers and kill one other.

In a statement by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Bashir Muhd Jajira, a Major, the Army said its 1 division and other security agencies are in “pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area with a view to tracking them and rescue the abducted personnel.”

The statement assured the general public that the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is safe and that the gunmen would soon be apprehended.

“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,” Jajira said in the statement.

”On 24 August 2021, at about 0125hrs, bandits in their large numbers attacked NDA Afaka and kidnapped 1 Offr; Maj Datong while Lt Cdr Wulah and Flt Lt CM Okoronwo were shot dead. 2Lt Onah sustained gun shot injury and currently receiving treatment at own hospital in NDA,” a source said.

Another source said: “They came in, silently, through the part of the academy where we have barbed wire and not properly fenced. Unfortunately, there were no soldiers on guard duty at that end. So, the bandits sneaked in, through to where the officers were and got three of them.

“It was when they shot one of the officers that everybody woke up, and before we knew it they had made their way outside and fled.”

“The attack is a big slap on our face. How could we have allowed that? They already knew there was no guard on duty and came in through that axis.”

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