The Defence Headquarters has said it has mobilized troops on a search and rescue mission to ensure the safe return of the officer abducted by bandits on Tuesday.

The officer was abducted when the bandits attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna.

Two officers also lost their lives during the attack.

But DHQ assured that the gunmen would will be arrested.

The Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Sawyer, in a statement said a joint operation of the armed forces, has been mobilized to rescue the officer.

“The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in joint operations, are in hot pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the officers’ quarters of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna early hours of 24 August 2021,” read the ststement.

“The bandits who sneaked in after breaching the perimeter fence went straight to the officer’s living quarters and started shooting sporadically.
“Unfortunately, two brave and gallant officers paid the supreme price while 1 other officer was abducted by the bandits during the process.

“All efforts have been intensified by troops who are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue mission for the abducted officers.

“The Commandant NDA, as well as the HQ 1Div with the support of NAF, are presently in a coordinated joint operation to search and rescue the abducted officer and arrest the perpetrators.”

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