Breaking: Bandits assault Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna; kill, kidnap officials

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Outlaws assaulted the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State, on Tuesday.

It is reported that the criminals who assaulted the barracks around 1am on Tuesday are still suspected to be inside the premises of the academy.

SaharaReporters refering to The Daily Trust report cites a dependable source inside the barracks as saying that security had been deployed inside and around the dormitory to prevent the scoundrels from getting away with the officials.

“It was a horrible encounter; the crooks exploited when a great many people had headed to sleep to assault the encampment.

“At the present time, the entire sleeping quarters is safely guarded and security has been expanded so the criminals can’t leave the dormitory since it is accepted that they are still inside,” the source said.

As per the report, one of the officials who was harmed in the assault is as of now being treated at a medical clinic inside the military quarters.

The source said that there are, notwithstanding, fears that the criminals might choose to kill the officials in a bid to get away.

The criminals were said to have attacked the army installation in enormous numbers.

Reports further says that the criminals captured one official distinguished as Major Datong, while Lieutenant Commander Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronkwo were shot dead.

Another official, second Lieutenant Onah sustained a discharge injury and is as of now getting treatment.

Nigerian Army representative, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu didn’t take calls as at press time.

Additionally, the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira, didn’t react to calls put across.

The Defense Headquarters is relied upon to give further subtleties.


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