The Defence Headquarters has constituted a Board of enquiry on the instruction of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irabor, to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

In a statement signed by Director Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr on Wednesday, the Board was established to sanction any personnel found culpable in the attack and also to prevent a future recurrence

Sawyerr also described as untrue the allegation that military personnel on duty at the NDA’s CCTV Monitoring Room were sleeping when bandits attacked the officers’ residential quarters.


Parts of the statement reads: “Let me use this opportunity, to reiterate that the NDA authorities, acting on the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff has constituted a board of enquiry to ascertain the remote and immediate cause(s) of the breach of security with a view to sanction any personnel found culpable and also prevent future occurrence.

“We shall continue to update the general public as events unfold as we are all aware the search and rescue of the abducted officer is still on. Troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue with it’s operations to ensure all those involved in the dastardly act are brought to justice,” he concluded.

Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked tre premises of Nigeria’s foremost military insitution, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna on Tuesday, killing two officers and abducting one. (PR Nigeria)