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Terrorists attack defence academy in Kaduna, kill two officers, abduct 1

Kaduna State was again in the news on Tuesday when terrorists from the forest visited the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, killing two officers and abducted one.

Kaduna has become the epicentre of banditary where they have abducted many students from their hostel and collected huge ransom from parent before releasing their victims.

The latest incident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, according to ThisDay report also abducted one officer and injured another.
The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.
The wounded officer was said to be receiving treatment at the Academy’s Medical Centre.
When contacted, the spokesman of the academy,  Bashir Jajira, a Major said a press statement will be issued soon.
“Good morning Gentleman. A release will be made available shortly. I am awaiting the Commandant’s approval”, Jajira responded on the WhatsApp chat group of the NDA and the media.

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”On 24 August 21, 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,” the Cable als reported.

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