Suspected bandits have attacked the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, killing two officers and abducted another senior officer.
According to an eyewitness, the bandits who disguised in military uniform came to the NDA in large numbers in the early hour of Tuesday with a vehicle and headed to the officers quarters.
It was gathered that some officers also sustained gunshot injuries and they are currently receiving treatment at the NDA hospital.
Some sources said: “They came in, silently, through the part of the academy where we have barbed wire and not properly fenced. Unfortunately, there were no soldiers on guard duty at that end. So, the bandits sneaked in, through to where the officers were and got three of them.
“It was when they shot one of the officers that everybody woke up, and before we knew it they had made their way outside and fled.”
“The attack is a big slap on our face. How could we have allowed that? They already knew there was no guard on duty and came in through that axis.”
According to Military sources, two officers were killed and while two others were abducted in the attack.
”On 24 August 21, at about 0125hrs, bandits in their large numbers attacked NDA Afaka and kidnapped 1 Offr; Maj Datong while Lt Cdr Wulah and Flt Lt CM Okoronwo were shot dead. 2Lt Onah sustained gun shot injury and currently receiving treatment at own hospital in NDA,” a source said.
In recent months, bandits have attacked schools and communities in the northwest of the country.
This latest attack has shown how bad the security situation has become in the country.