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Nigerian Defence Academy confirms bandits’ attack, officers’ murder

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The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has confirmed Tuesday’s security breach.

A large number of bandits attacked the NDA campus in Afaka, Kaduna State, around 1:30am.

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.

In a statement signed by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, he said, “we lost two personnel and one was abducted”.

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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