Gunmen attack Nigerian Defence Academy, Killed two officers

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Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State has been attacked by unknown Gunmen, leaving two officers dead and one kidnapped.

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Channelstv reported the gunmen came through the facility in a car, disguised in military fatigues, before proceeding to the officers’ quarters.

On arrival, they began shooting sporadically and in the process, killed two officers (a Major and a Squadron Leader).

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The sound of the gunfire, however, alerted the troops of the NDA Quick Response Team, who arrived at the scene, but were unable to rescue the kidnapped officer as the bandits were already gone with the victim, Channeltv added.

In response to the attack, the army in a statement released by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Bashir Muhd Jajira, said it have launched a manhunt of the bandits inside the bush including air surveillance with a view to arresting them and rescuing the kidnapped officer.

The statement reads, “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.

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“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 these unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.”

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