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Air Force officer arrested over attack on NDA



An official of the Nigerian Air Force has been reportedly arrested in connection with the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna State, few months ago.

It can be recalled that Chronicle NG reported how bandits had invaded the NDA’s permanent site on August 24.

The attack left two officers dead and one kidnapped.

It was gathered that the assailants gained entry through the security gate while disguised in military uniforms after which they went to the officers’ quarters where they opened fire on the officers.


According to a source who spoke with Channels TV on monday, an official of the Nigerian Air Force was arrested after being linked to the attack on the NDA complex.

The suspect, Sergeant Torsabo Solomon, was said to be arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA Commander.

The suspect has been reportedly moved to Kaduna for interrogation.

However, the NDA has discloed that Solomon is not in their custody and has no connection with the academy in Kaduna.

This was revealed in a statement by Major Bashir Muhammed Jajira.


“The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a viral publication on social media regarding the arrest of one Sgt Torsabo Solomon for his involvement on the security breach in Nigerian Defence Academy and was conveyed to the Academy for investigation,” the statement read.

“This is to inform the general public that the above-named person is not in the Nigerian Defence Academy’s custody as alleged and has no connection with the Academy.

“The Nigerian Defence Academy is a Military Training Institution and not an Investigative Security Agency. The general public is hereby advised to disregard this misinformation and refer to relevant Investigative Security Agencies for clarification.

“The Nigerian Defence Academy wishes to reassure the general public that the perpetrators of the security breach on the Nigerian Defence Academy architecture will sooner rather than later be apprehended.”

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