The Nigerian prestigious, citadel of military training – Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) – in Kaduna is said to have been attacked by armed bandits killing two officers and abducting four in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Security sources in Abuja and Kaduna who spoke with newsmen on telephone said the incident occurred at the Afaka Barracks at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the permanent site of the nation’s premier defence institution.
It was not clear whether cadet students were among the abducted persons.
As at the time of filing this reports, sources say efforts to speak with NDA officials were unsuccessful.
However, details are still being awaited before the day runs out as the bandits are said to have taken their game too far and the nation being under siege.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed shock over the invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy by bandits.
lLieutenant Commander simply identified as Wulah and Flying Lieutenant CM Okoronwo were shot dead while another officer was abducted.
While some think the invasion has exposed the ‘weak’ security architecture in the country, others said nobody is safe in the country.
A commentator, Musa Auwal said, “If the Nigerian Defence Academy could be attacked, that means no body is safe. We need fervent prayer in this country.”
Another commentator, Abd Ler Thev, said, “If bandit could invade barracks for that matter, Nigeria is no more safe.”
“I can boldly say Nigeria Army is not responsible for saving my life and properties as they were always say.”
Sani Salhu Dauda said, “May be this would force them to take decisive action against the Bandits or whatever they choose to call them or we all leave the country for them.”
Sharu Babangida, also a social media, user, asked the authorities to bury their heads in shame.
“What a shame ? we are on our own because the institution saddled with the responsibility of protecting citizens is now a prey.”
Another user said, “Tomorrow they will carry placard that Nigerians should forgive them, that they are sorry. Then the APC government will say we are going to rehabilitate blood tasty demons and reintegrate them into a sane society. The whole thing is just very painful.”