The military has been urged to launched offensive war against the terrorists and their foreign sponsors – following the killing of Major Christopher Datong, officer who was abducted during the terrorists attack at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), yesterday in Kaduna State.
Abacityblog reported that the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Jajira who confirmed the attack revealed that two personnel were killed, an officer was also, abducted by the bandits during the attack.
“The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy was compromised early this morning by unknown gunmen who gained access into the residential area within the Academy in Afaka. During the unfortunate incident, we lost two personnel and one was abducted.
“The Academy in collaboration with the 1Division Nigerian Army and Air Training Command as well as other security agencies in Kaduna state has since commenced pursuit of the unknown gunmen within the general area with a view to tracking them and rescuing the abducted personnel.
“The NDA community and Cadets are safe in the Academy. We assure the general public that this unknown gunmen would soon be apprehended and the abducted personnel rescued,” the statement reads.
Reacting over the abduction and killing of the officer, former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode called on the Federal Government and the Military to take the war to the terrorists domain.
“It is time for the FG to take a much harder line with these terrorists and I believe that every single one of them ought to be eliminated with deadly drone attacks and carpet bombing by the Nigerian Airforce,” Fani-Kayode wrote on twitter.
He said if Nigeria want peace, the terrorists must be hunted down, each one of them; “If we want peace in our nation they (Terrorists) must be hunted down and utterly crushed. Any person or group of people that seek to destabilise our country through violence or shed the blood and take the life of any of our compatriots for ANY reason whatsoever are not worthy of life.
“I call for an all out military offensive against the terrorists and their foreign backers and sponsors. If it means our military chasing them in hot pursuit into countries like Niger Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad then so be it”, the former minister wrote.
Sharing the photo of the murdered military officer, Major Christopher Datong, Fani-Kayode said the death of the officer has makes it a total of three military officers from the NDA that have been killed by terrorists in the last 24 hours.
He tweets; “The officer that was abducted by terrorists at the Nigerian Defence Academy yesterday, Major Christopher Datong, has been murdered by his abductors. This is unacceptable & indefensible.
On the way forward, Fani-Kayode said; “It is time for us to hold our borders sacred and seal them up. It is time to take the battle to the gates and territory of our enemies.
“It is time for us to see one another as brothers, regardless of tribe or faith, come together as one, unite and face the common enemy.