Suspected bandits who attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna state has contact the institution with a demand.

They are asking for N200m ransom in exchange for the army officer they abducted.

In the early hours of Tuesday, a group of bandits riding on motorbikes attacked the army barracks and killed two soldiers, taking away a Major.

Foundation for Investigative Journalism, an online news platform reports that the gunmen operated for hours and left without any hindrance.

After they left, soldiers in the barracks made efforts to trail them but failed.

Earlier on Tuesday, spokesman of the NDA, Bashir Muhd Jajira, in a statement said the security architecture of the Academy was compromised by unknown gunmen who gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka.

Latest report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism quotes a source in NDA to say contacts have been established between the bandits and the Academy.

“They have called to ask for N200million to free the Major.

“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 rescuing the abducted personnel,” the source said.


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