Attack On NDA : 'The Madness Must End Swiftly,' Says Irabor - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Attack On NDA : 'The Madness Must End Swiftly,' Says Irabor




Chief of Defense Staff(CDS), Leo Irabor has condemned the attack the nation's elite military university, Nigeria Defence Academy,NDA, Kaduna, describing it as madness that must be brought to an end Swiftly.

The breach on the security architecture of NDA which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, resulted in the deaths of two officers and abduction of one which was later found dead by the army search and rescue team.

Speaking on the incident while addressing newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa capital, Irabor expressed concern over attacks by bandits, but gave the assurance that security agencies are on top of the situation.

“The incident in Kaduna has been undertaken by bandits, but it’s more of an armed robber coming to your house. The infiltration didn’t come by virtue of the normal banditry action. But these are things we’re already looking at, and in due course, you’ll get the details.

“Suffice to say, any form of insecurity is a cause of worry for anyone. That’s why for us, we’re more determined that this madness must be brought to an end very swiftly.”

Also, Governor Mallam Nasir El - Rufai of Kaduna State has  condemned the attack on the NDA and the attendant loss of lives.

Speaking through a statement issued on Tuesday by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, El - Rufai appealed to Government hereby appeals to the good citizens of the state to volunteer useful information to the military and security agencies to aid their campaign against banditry and kidnapping, in the state and beyond.

“The Kaduna State Government has received with sadness the report of the unfortunate security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna in the early hours of Tuesday 24th August 2021. The security breach at the Academy led to the death of two personnel and abduction of one officer.

“Being the host of the Academy and a partner in several spheres of national security and development, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been briefed of the development, and on behalf of the Government and People of Kaduna State, has prayed for the repose of the souls of the personnel who lost their lives. The Governor conveys heartfelt empathy to the Academy, and to the immediate families of the personnel, and also extends deep concern to the family of the abducted officer.

“Furthermore, the Government of Kaduna State extends its unreserved solidarity to the Armed Forces of Nigeria and all security agencies who are making immense sacrifices on different fronts.

“The Government hereby appeals to the good citizens of the state to volunteer useful information to the military and security agencies in the campaign against banditry and kidnapping, in the state and beyond.

“On its part, the Kaduna State Government will continue to take actions considered imperative in the campaign against bandits throughout the state,” he said.


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