Army vows to punish erring officers as uniform-wearing gunmen invade NDA

Written by on August 25, 2021

Gunmen wearing army uniform, in the early hours of Tuesday, invaded the country’s foremost military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy, Afaka, Kaduna, killing two officers and abducting one.

It was gathered that when the gunmen entered the NDA permanent site along Airport Road, Afaka, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State around 1am, they came through a broken fence and caught the residents unawares.

It was learnt that the gunmen, who headed in different parts of the premises, caught the officers on duty off guard because they were wearing military uniform.

It was also gathered that the situation was worsened by the fact that officers, who were manning the institution’s Closed Circuit Television cameras were caught napping and could not raise the alarm when the bandits stormed the academy.

A source stated that the attackers had already wreaked havoc and subdued the few soldiers who tried to resist them, when residents got to know about the attack.

Further report says that the military authorities, who were embarrassed by the invasion, had started compiling the names of errant personnel to be court-martialed.

It was learnt that besides the two officers, who were killed, another officer, 2nd Lt Onah, who was injured during the attack, was receiving treatment in a medical facility within the institution.

The officers killed by the gunmen were Lieutenant Commander Wulah and Flight Lieutenant Commander Okoronkwo, while one Major Datong was said to be missing.

Credit: Punch

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