Gunmen invade Nigerian Defence Academy, kill two officers, abduct one

The permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna was reportedly invaded by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday.

NDA, a premier military university that trains officers for the armed forces of Nigeria and some other African countries, is located on Kaduna-Lagos highway and about 10 kilometers away from the Kaduna city center.

The bandits were said to have killed two officers and kidnapped another officer.

NDA spokesman Major Bashir Muhd Jajira said two military officials were killed by the gunmen.

“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,” Jajira said in a statement.

“During the unfortunate incident, we lost two personnel and one was abducted.”

Jajira stated that academy with 1Division Nigerian Army, Air Training Command and other security agencies in Kaduna state has since commenced pursuit of the gunmen and rescue the abducted personnel.

“The NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy. We assure the general public that this unknown gunman would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued,” Jajira said.

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