NDA attack: Academy denies arresting NAF personnel Torsabo Solomon

The Nigerian Defence Academy has debunked reports that it arrested a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) sergeant Torsabo Solomon in connection with the attack on the facility.

Gunmen attacked the NDA in Kaduna in August, killing two officers and kidnapping one senior officer.

Reports said Solomon was picked up on Monday and flown to Kaduna for further investigation.

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

The statement 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.”

Jajira assured that those who breached the NDA facility will be arrested “sooner rather than later.”