by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has said the security architecture of the defence academy was compromised early morning of Tuesday by unknown gunmen, who gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka.
The Defence Academy made the assertion in a statement in reaction to the killing of two of its officers and abduction of one other by bandits in the early hours of Tuesday.
The statement, signed by Academy Public Relations Officer (APRO), Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, stressed that NDA, other army formations and other security agencies in Kaduna State have since commenced pursuit of the bandits.
“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 have 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,” they stated.