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DHQ: CCTV operators were awake when bandits invaded NDA

DHQ: CCTV operators were awake when bandits invaded NDA
August 25
17:53 2021

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says its personnel in charge of the closed circuit television (CCTV) monitoring room were awake when gunmen invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.

Two officers were killed, while another officer was abducted after gunmen attacked the NDA in the early hours of Tuesday.

TheCable had exclusively reported that sources said the CCTV monitoring personnel on duty were asleep when the attack occurred.

Sources also said the officers have been arrested and are going to face disciplinary action.


However, in its statement of denial on Wednesday, the defence HQ said “the allegation is untrue”.

“It is perhaps important to mention that the AFN as a professional force consist of highly trained personnel who are dedicated to their duties of protecting lives and property of all Nigerians,” the statement issued by Benjamin Sawyerr, DHQ spokesman, 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.


“Let me also assure that 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 its operations to ensure all those involved in the dastardly act are brought to justice.”


  1. Eazi
    Eazi August 25, 18:17

    This is just a show of shame from our military men. No security in the land

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  2. Bulldog Man
    Bulldog Man August 25, 20:41

    Nowhere is safe in Nigeria.

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  3. Nze ebu
    Nze ebu August 26, 06:15

    The barracks are empty of personnel’s because most of them have abandoned the barracks or posted to road blocks collecting money, what are they doing in the south, secure the north if truly the missions and actions are genuine,dangers are knocking

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  4. Gab
    Gab August 26, 19:59

    How did we come to this level? What made us to choose these leaders that are in power now? Who will deliver us from these corrupt and wicked government? The worst government Nigeria has ever had.

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