‘Personnel in charge of CCTV slept off’ as Bandits attacked NDA


Unknown gunmen have attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna state, Nigeria.

‘Personnel in charge of CCTV slept off’ as Bandits attacked NDA
Nigerian Defence Academy. | Image source: dailytrust.com

The gunmen were said to have broken into the academy around 1 am on Tuesday.

Military sources who spoke said two officers were killed, while two others were abducted in the attack, according to TheCable.

”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,” a source said.

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.”

Personnel in Charge of CCTV slept off

Another source who spoke with the online platform said “it was in the middle of the night, and the personnel that was meant to be monitoring the CCTV had slept off.”

“They could have put everyone on alert, and avert the attack.”

The academy authorities would court martial some soldiers for failing to secure the area.

NDA Confirms attack on Facility

Bashir Muhd Jajira, spokesperson of the academy, in a statement has explained how the security architecture was compromised at the institution.

“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,” he said.

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

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