Bandits Attack Nigerian Defense Academy
Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked the Afaka barracks of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, killing a naval officer in the process.
The bandits also allegedly kidnapped two majors during the attack which occurred around 1 am on Tuesday morning.
Sources say security has been beefed up within and around the barracks to stop the bandits, who are still reportedly stuck in the barracks from escaping with the abducted officers.
“It was a terrible experience, the bandits took advantage of the time when most people had gone to bed to attack the barracks.”
“Right now, the whole barracks is under lock and key and security has been beefed up so that the bandits would not leave the barracks… it is believed that they are still within,” the source said.
A naval officer who got injured during the invasion attack is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital within the barracks.
The source also stressed of fears that the bandits might kill the abducted officers to escape being caught.
The Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira, was yet to respond as at press time.