Armed bandits have attacked the Afaka barracks of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, killing one officer and abducting two in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Security sources in Abuja and Kaduna who spoke with our correspondents on telephone said the incident occurred 1am on Tuesday morning at the permanent site of the nation’s premier defence institution.
Daily Trust reports that the bandits might still be inside the academy.
The newspaper quoted a reliable source within the barracks to have said that security has been beefed up within and around the barracks to stop the bandits from escaping with the officers.
“It was a terrible experience, the bandits took advantage of the time when most people had gone to bed to attack the barracks.”
“Right now, the whole barracks is under lock and key and security has been beefed up so that the bandits cannot leave the barracks because it is believed that they are still within,” the source said.
One of the officers who was injured in the attack is currently being treated at a hospital within the barracks.
The source said that there are, however, fears that the bandits may decide to kill the officers in a bid to escape.
It’s also not clear whether cadet students were among the abducted persons.
The Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira did not respond to calls put across to him by our correspondent, Daily Trust said.