A Lieutenant Commander simply identified as Wulah and Flying Lieutenant CM Okoronwo have been identified as the victims who were shot dead during the invasion of Afaka barracks of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday morning.
Bandits broke into the prestigious military institution around 1am, when many were asleep.
A source had said security was beefed up to prevent the armed men from escaping with their victims.
One Major Datong was kidnapped in the incident while an officer simply identified as 2nd Lieutenant Onah sustained gun shot injury and is currently receiving treatment at NDA hospital.
Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has hinted that troops are on the trail of the bandits that invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State.
The DHQ, in a statement by the Director Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Sawyer, assured troops are combing the entire location in search and rescue mission.
It said: “The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), in joint operations are in hot pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the officers’ quarters of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna early hours of 24 August 2021.
“The bandits who sneaked in after breaching the perimeter fence went straight to the officer’s living quarters and started shooting sporadically.
“Unfortunately, two brave and gallant officers paid the supreme price while 1 other officer was abducted by the bandits during the process.
“All efforts have been intensified by troops who are currently combing the entire locations in search and rescue mission for the abducted officers.
“The Commandant NDA as well as the HQ 1Div with the support of NAF are presently in a coordinated joint operations to search and rescue the abducted officer and arrest the perpetrators”.
The statement added: “The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) wishes to use this medium to condole with the families of the deceased officers, thanked troops for their quick response.
‘’The CDS also wishes to assure the NDA communities of their safety as security have been beefed up while operations are ongoing in the general area. Further details will be released later”.