Nigerian Defense Academy confirms bandits’ attack, officers killed, kidnapped

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Nigerian Defense Academy confirms bandits’ attack, officers killed, kidnapped

The Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) has confirmed that bandits attacked its campus in Afaka, Kaduna State, around 1:30am on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by Major Bashir Jajira, NDA Public Relations Officer, it said, “we lost two personnel and one was abducted.

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“Lieutenant Commander Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronkwo were shot dead.

“Another officer, Major Datong was kidnapped while second Lieutenant Onah sustained gunshot wounds. He is receiving treatment,” Jajira said.

The spokesman disclosed that the bandits gained access into the residential area of the Academy in Afaka.

He said the NDA, in collaboration with the 1 Division Nigerian Army, Air Training Command and other security agencies in Kaduna, have commenced pursuit of the assailants.

“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”, Jajira added.

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