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Airforce officer arrested over attack on NDA facility not in our custody -NDA

Anthony Iwuoma

Air Force, NAF, sergeant, Torsabo Solomon, who was arrested in connection with the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in August is not in the custody of the Academy.

Reports yesterday has it that Solomon was arrested and flown to Kaduna for further investigations.

However, the NDA in a statement on Monday night by its public relations officer, Major Bashir Jajira, denied having Solomon in their custody.

“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, entitled, ‘RE: Arrest of sergeant Torsabo Solomon’, 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.”

Recall that two NDA personnel were confirmed killed in the invasion of the military institution while another officer was also abducted.

An earlier statement had ssid the Nigerian Airforce officer, “SGT Torsobo 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 connecting with arms and ammunition with recent NDA attack by bandits in Kaduna.”