Breaking: Bandits Attack Nigerian Defence Academy In Kaduna, Kill Two Officers, Abduct One


Bandits Attack Nigerian Defence Academy, Kill Officer, Abduct Two OthersBandits have reportedly invaded Afaka barracks of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna State on Tuesday morning, August 24, killing two officers and kidnapping one major.

According to ChannelsTV, the bandits who attacked the barracks around 1am on Tuesday are still believed to be inside the academy.

The bandits were said to have passed through the security gate into the academy in a vehicles disguised in military uniforms, after which they proceeded to the officers’ quarters.

On arrival, they began shooting sporadically and in the process, killed two officers and later on, took abducted one other person.

Meanwhile, a reliable source within the barracks told DailyTrust that security had been beefed up within and around the barracks to stop the bandits from escaping with the officers.

The source stated;

It was a terrible experience; the bandits took advantage of the time when most people had gone to bed to attack the barracks. Right now, the whole barracks is under lock and key and security has been beefed up so that the bandits cannot leave the barracks because it is believed that they are still within.

One of the officers who was injured in the attack is said to be currently at a hospital within the barracks.

The source said that there are, however, fears that the bandits may decide to kill the officer in a bid to escape.

The Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira, was yet to comment on the attack as at the time of filing this report.

More details to come.

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