The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has assured that the gunmen which attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State on Tuesday will be arrested.
Gunmen stormed the premises of the NDA in the early hours of the day, killing two officers and abducting one.
In a statement by the director of defence information Major General Benjamin Sawyer, the DHQ said:
“The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in joint operations, are in hot pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the officers’ quarters of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna early hours of 24 August 2021.
“The bandits who sneaked in after breaching the perimeter fence went straight to the officer’s living quarters and started shooting sporadically.
“Unfortunately, two brave and gallant officers paid the supreme price while 1 other officer was abducted by the bandits during the process.
“All efforts have been intensified by troops who are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue mission for the abducted officers.
“The Commandant NDA, as well as the HQ 1Div with the support of NAF, are presently in a coordinated joint operation to search and rescue the abducted officer and arrest the perpetrators.”
Sawyer said the chief of defence staff Leo Irabor condoled with the families of the deceased officers.
‘’The CDS also wishes to assure the NDA communities of their safety as security has been beefed up while operations are ongoing in the general area,” said Sawyer.