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Air Force Personnel Arrested Over Attack On NDA

Bola Frazer  
Updated November 8, 2021
The suspect, Sergeant Torsabo Solomon, being arrested for an attack on the NDA Kaduna on August 24, 2021.

 

An Air Force personnel has been arrested in connection with the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State.

Bandits had in the early hours of August 24 attacked the NDA’s permanent site, killing two officers and abducting another.

The bandits who came in a vehicle were said to have passed through the security gate into the academy, disguised in military uniforms, after which they proceeded to the officers’ quarters.

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Three months after the incident, authorities of the Nigerian Air Force have now linked one of its officers with the incident.

A source confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Channels Television on Monday.

The suspect – Sergeant Torsabo Solomon – was reportedly arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA Commander.

Channels Television gathered that the suspect has been moved to Kaduna for further interrogation.

Meanwhile, the NDA has said Solomon is not in their custody and has no connection with the academy in Kaduna.

In a statement signed by Major Bashir Muhammed Jajira, the NDA said the perpetrators of the attack will be apprehended soon.

“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.”