Bandits who disguised in military uniforms to beat security checkpoint at Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, have wrecked havoc, killing two officers and abducting one other officer.
Although the authorities have yet to confirm the incident, a security source said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday at the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy in the State.
Two officers (a Major and a Squadron Leader) by the attackers which were reported to have whisked another Major away through the nearby bush inside the academy.
The sad incident, has heightened tension in the area.
As at the time of filing this report, a statement detailing the incident is being expected from the Nigerian Army.
In the meantime, the NDA spokesman of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Major Bashir Muhammad Jajira has confirmed the death of two of its officers in connection with the attack.
He disclosed in a statement that gunmen stormed its residential quarters and in the unfortunate incident, two personnel were killed and one abducted.
He said the academy in conjunction with the 1 Div, Airforce and other security agencies will track the fleeing hoodlums.
He said the NDA Community and the cadets are safe while assuring the public that the gunmen would be apprehended and the abducted officer will be rescued.
“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 1 Division 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”.