NDA attack: Security agencies launch manhunt for assailants, vow to rescue abducted personnel
Hours after two personnel were kidnapped in an early morning attack on Nigeria’s foremost military cadet architecture in Afaka, Kaduna, which led to the death of two personnel on Tuesday, the Nigerian Defence Academy has announced that security agencies are on the trail of assailants.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, which was titled "Security Breach of Nigerian Defence Academy Architecture."
Reacting to the incident, Jajira disclosed that while efforts are on to track and rescue the abducted personnel, the perpetratorsof the attack will not go unpunished.
The statement read in part, "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.
"During the unfortunate incident, we lost two personnel and one was abducted.
"The NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy. We assure the general public that this unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued."
WuzupNigeria earlier reported that the bandits' raid on the Nigeria’s foremost military university, which occurred around 1.00am.
Sources disclosed that the hoodlums who were dressed in military camouflage, beat the guards and headed for the officers quarters of the institution.
Ironically, the military institution is opposite the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka where 39 students were abducted by bandits on March 11, 2021.