Attack on NDA: Personnel Monitoring CCTV Allegedly Asleep When Bandits Attacked


THE military personnel in charge of monitoring the closed-circuit television (CCTV) at the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State, were alleged to be asleep when bandits attacked the premises at about 1:25am on Tuesday.

TheCable, an online newspaper, quoting some military sources in Nigeria’s premier military university, reports that the bandits sneaked in through a part of the facility that had no fence.

According to the report, “it was in the middle of the night, and the personnel that were meant to be monitoring the CCTV had slept off. They could have put everyone on alert, and avert the attack.”

The publication speculated that the academy’s authorities would court martial the personnel responsible for the breach for failing to secure the area.

National Record had reported earlier that unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits gad in the wee hours of Tuesday attacked the NDA killing two officers, abducting one and injuring another.

NDA’s spokesperson, Bashir Muhammad Jajira, had in a statement acknowledged that the Academy’s security architecture was compromised, leading to some casualties.

The statement reads: “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 [sic] since commenced pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area with a view to tracking them and rescue the abducted personnel.

The NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy. We assure the general public that this unknown gunmen [sic] would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.”


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