By Our Reporter
Abuja (Precise Post) – Barely 35 days after shooting down Nigerian Alpha Jet Aircraft used for attacks against armed men, bandits have attacked the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, killing two officers and abducting one other officer.
Although the authorities have yet to confirm the incident, a security source told Channels Television that the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, News Express has said.
The bandits who came in a vehicle were said to have passed through the security gate into the academy, disguised 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.
Precise Post recalls that on 18th July 2021, at about 12:45 pm, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft returning from a successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State, came under intense enemy fire which led to it’s crash in Zamfara state.
Luckily, the gallant pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo , successfully ejected from the aircraft . Using his survival instincts, the pilot who came under intense ground fire from the bandits, was able to evade them and sought refuge in nearby settlements awaiting sunset.Using the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation, Flight Lieutenant Dairo was able to elude several bandits strongholds and maneuvered his way to a Nigerian Army Unit where he was finally rescued.Follow Us on Social Media for Latest news