25th August, 2021
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has pledged his unreserved solidarity to the Nigerian Armed Forces following the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy.
According to a statement issued by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the state government pledged its support to Nigerian Armed Forces and all security agencies who are making immense sacrifices on different fronts.
Reacting to the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy, the government said it received, with sadness, the report on the incident.
Its reaction came before it was known that the officer abducted, Major Christopher Datong was killed by the bandits.
Two other officers were killed on the spot.
“Our Administration is the host of the Academy and a partner in several spheres of national security and development.
“Gov. 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 extends deep concern to the family of the abducted officer.
“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, “it said.
The Government promised to continue taking actions considered imperative in the campaign against bandits throughout the state.