Authorities of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, say that the security architecture of the institution was compromised, allowing the bandits to gain access to the well fortified institution.
They confirmed the attack on its facility where two officers were killed and another abducted by bandits on Tuesday.
The military university located along the Kaduna International Airport, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state, was attacked around 1:00am on Tuesday.
Confirming the attack, the spokesman of the NDA, Major Bashir Jagira, said that the security architecture of the institution was compromised, hence the bandits gained access to well fortified institution.
He added that the institution, in collaboration with the 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna; and the Nigerian Air Force Training Command, had launched a manhunt for the bandits.
The NDA spokesman assured that the cadets and the community were safe.
The statement titled, ‘Security breach of the Nigerian Defence Academy architecture,’ reads: “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.
“The Academy, in collaboration with the 1 Division 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 this unknown gunmen will soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued.”