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Major abducted from Nigeria Defence Academy reportedly found dead

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DHQ denies officers monitoring CCTV slept off during bandits' attack on NDA

Major Datong, who was abducted in the early hours of Tuesday by armed bandits at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna has been found dead, Vanguard has reported.

It would be recalled that dating attacked the premier military university in Kaduna, killing two military officers and kidnapped Datong in the earlier hours of Tuesday.

The murdering bandits shot Lieutenant Commander Wulah and Flight Lieutenant Okoronkwo while Major Datong is still missing.

Sources said the hoodlums, who were dressed in military camouflage, beat the guards and headed for the officers’ quarters of the institution.

The military institution is opposite the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka where 39 students were abducted by bandits on March 11, 2021.

The NDA, on Tuesday had issued a statement confirming the attack, revealing that it is on the trail of the gunmen who compromised its security architecture.

This was issued by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Bashir Muhd Jajira.

The statement read: “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 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 these unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.”

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