The Defence Headquarters in Abuja has confirmed that
bandits breached National Defence Academy (NDA)
security fences and kidnapped an officer.
The Director of Defence Information (DDI), General
Benjamin Sawyerr, confirmed the incident to our reporter
Oniftv earlier reported that armed bandits attacked
the premier defence institution in the wee hours of
Tuesday, killing two officers and abducting four others.
But Sawyerr said the bandits sneaked into the NDA
complex at about 0215 hours and abducted an officer and
killed two other officers.
He said the operation was well planned as the bandits
knew exactly who they wanted and went straight to his
“Yes the NDA security was breached by bandits, they
sneaked in at about 02:15 hours. It must have been a
well planned operation. They went straight into the
officers’ accommodation. They knew where they were
going. They killed two officers and abducted two.
“The NDA is working closely with troops of 1 Division and
NAF. So, we expect that we’ll have positive response from
there soon. It is unfortunate thing. NDA is a training
institution for cadets, it’s not for cadets to be carrying
weapons up and down but I can assure you that NDA will
address the situation,” the DDI said.