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NDA ATTACK: Gunmen targeted five apartments



The Preliminary findings by the military authorities have revealed how the gunmen, who attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, gained access to the facilities.

It was gathered that the bandits broke into the NDA residential quarters through the fence and swiftly escaped before the guards on duty could respond.

The attackers had early on Tuesday attacked the NDA, killing two officers and kidnapping another during the surprise attack.

The assessment report states, “An assessment of the kidnap incident revealed that the bandits gained access and escaped by breaching the barbed wire fence of the academy along Airport Road, Afaka.

“Further checks revealed bushy areas around the officers’ quarters to the fence area, which is believed to have given the bandits easy concealment during escape.

“More so, it was observed that the response time of troops to the crime scene was slow as the bandits successfully broke into five different flats in the same block and swiftly withdrew before the intervention of troops.

“Further assessment revealed that the bandits’ escape route leads across the Airport Road to the open farm/bush area near Gidan Gado village in Afaka.

“The bandits are believed to have escaped either to Buruku and Maguzawa axis or the Riwaya axis in the Igabi LGA, which are known as notorious bandits’ hideouts.

“Consequently, there is a need for robust clearance operations along those areas.”

It added that there is an ongoing joint security operation  to rescue the kidnapped officer.

The report also strongly recommended an overhaul of the security architecture of the NDA to avert a recurrence of the attack.

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