NDA deny custody of ‘arrested’ NAF personnel over bandits’ attack

The Nigerian Defence Academy has denied arresting a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Sergeant Torsabo Solomon, in connection with the attack of the facility.

“On November 8, around 6am, NAF07/ 23922, Sgt Torsabo Solomon of 153 BSG (Airforce Comprehensive School, Yola) was arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA commander for an offence connected with arms and ammunition with the recent bandit attack on the NDA Kaduna. Reports The Punch.

Another report on the airlift of the suspect from Yola, reads, “At about 0815hr, ATR with reg no NAF 930 to arrive flight line to convey him from Yola to NDA KADUNA for further interrogation.”

However, the NDA in a statement on Monday night by Major Bashir Jajira said he was not in their custody.

The statement was titled, ‘RE: Arrest of sergeant Torsabo Solomon’.

It reads, “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.

“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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