By Muhammad Abdurrahman
A statement signed by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, confirmed the early morning reports of the deadly attack at the Kaduna facility.
It states that “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.
“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 statement adds that the community and the cadets undergoing training at the military school are safe. It finally assures the public that the shooters will be arrested and the abducted officer rescued.
The security situation continues to deteriorate in especially parts of Kaduna and other northwestern states of Nigeria. However, the government and its security operative claim to be doing everything to tackle the situation.