The Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State has been attacked by armed bandits.
In the attack which was reported to have taken place early Tuesday morning, two officers were said to have been killed, while two others were said to have been abducted by the bandits.
A released report stated that: ”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,”
Another report had it that: “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.”
The source further said: “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.”
Reports are however rife that the academy authorities will subject some soldiers to court martial for failing to secure the area.
The report has however not been confirmed by Military authorities.