The air force has arrested Torsabo Solomon, a sergeant, in connection with the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.

Two officers were killed and one other officer was abducted when the NDA was attacked by suspected bandits in August.

The development caused an uproar in the country and raised concerns about the rising insecurity. gathered that Solomon was arrested on Monday at the NAF’s 153 BSG in Yola, Adamawa state capital.

The order to arrest him was said to have come from IM Yusuf, a major-general and the commandant of the NDA.

An INTREP reads: “On 08 Nov 21, at about 0600hrs, NAF07/ 23922, SGT Torsobo Solomon of 153 BSG (AIR FORCE 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 bandit attack at NDA Kaduna.

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“At about 0815hrs, ATR with reg no NAF 930 to arrive flight line to convey him from Yola to NDA Kaduna for further interrogation.”

The NDA released Solomon’s photo and announced he is to be flown to the Army Training Regiment (ATR) in Kaduna.

Solomon is currently serving at Air Force Comprehensive School in Yola.

The personnel is also suspected of selling arms and ammunition to bandits and criminals.

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Following his arrest, he was said to have been taken to the NDA in Kaduna for further investigation.

In the wake of the NDA attack, the presidency had described the incident as a deliberate attempt to make the government look bad and discourage the military in its fight against insecurity.

“The NDA attack was meant to throw a dampener into the morale of our military. And the negative chorus, always on standby, is reinforcing the intention. But some people know better, and they will not be discouraged,” Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, had said.

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