The gunmen reportedly killed two officers and kidnapped two Majors.
Report Via Channels TV below:
The bandits who came in a vehicle reportedly passed through the security gate into the academy by disguising in military uniforms, after which they proceeded to the officers’ quarters.
On arrival, they began shooting sporadically and in the process, killed two officers (a Major and a Squadron Leader), and later on, took another Major away through the nearby bush inside the academy.
The sound of the gunfire, however, alerted the troops of the NDA Quick Response Team, who arrived at the scene, but were unable to rescue the kidnapped officer as the bandits were already gone with the victim.
A combined team of security operatives has now launched a manhunt of the bandits inside the bush including air surveillance with a view to arresting them and rescuing the kidnapped officer.
The Nigerian Defence Academy is located few metres away from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, where 39 students were abducted by bandits in March.
Other reports indicate that the gunmen are still within the Nigeria Defence Academy as security is beefed up to fish out the gunmen.
This is a developing report. More details will be updated as soon it becomes available.
In other news, a UK-based Nigerian woman was shot dead by gunmen after returning to the country to bury her mother in Ibadan while four people were killed and over 50 people abducted by gunmen who stormed a community in Zamfara State.