Reports from Kaduna early Tuesday say Nigeria’s foremost military university, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), has been attacked by bandits who killed two officers and abducted one other.
The bandits, according to the report, invaded the permanent site of the institution located along Airport Road, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State around 1.00am.
The bandits who were dressed in military camouflage, beat the guards and headed for the officers’ quarters of the institution.
A report on Cable says: two officers were killed and while two others were abducted in the attack.
”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,” the Cable quoted a source.
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.”