Personnel in charge of CCTV at NDA asleep when bandits attacked

Personnel in charge of CCTV at NDA asleep when bandits attacked

Personnel monitoring closed-circuit television (CCTV) at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) were reportedly asleep when bandits attacked the premises

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Personnel monitoring closed-circuit television (CCTV) at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) were reportedly asleep when bandits attacked the premises on Tuesday, 24 August.

Recall that Ivoryng had earlier reported that two officers were killed in the attack, and one other officer was abducted. The NDA later released a statement confirming the attack on the institution.

In the statement, Bashir Muhd Jajira, spokesperson of the academy explained how the security architecture was compromised at the institution.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The bandits sneaked in through a part of the facility that had no fence.

The academy authorities are expected to court-martial some soldiers for failing to secure the area.