BREAKING: Senior Army Officer Abducted By Bandits Released
A senior army officer and major, Stephen Dantong, who was abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna, has regained freedom after at least, three weeks in the custody of bandits.
In a statement by the deputy spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Ezindu Idimah, the senior officer was rescued following collaborative efforts by security agents.
Army Officer Abducted By Bandits
However, there are strong speculations that the army headquarters also collaborated with leaders of the notorious bandits, making ways for a safe release of the officer.
EWN reports that Dantong was abducted three weeks ago during an attack at the Academy that left two officers dead.
EWN recalls that an online newspaper, FIJ Nigeria, had, days after the abduction, reported that the kidnappers requested a ransom of N200 million.
According to witnesses, the bandits came in large numbers in the early hours of Tuesday.
Aside from the officers killed and kidnapped, some others sustained gunshot injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the NDA hospital.
The attack on the military facility came amidst heightened insecurity in the North-west with Kaduna state at the epicentre.
Senior Army Officer Abducted By Bandits Released.
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