Sources quoted in the report said the bandits sneaked in through a part of the facility that had no fence.
One of them said:
“It was in the middle of the night, and the personnel that were meant to be monitoring the CCTV had slept off. They could have put everyone on alert, and avert the attack.”
The report noted that the academy authorities would court-martial some soldiers for failing to secure the area.
The Punch newspaper reports that the bandits shot Lieutenant Commodore Awolor and Flight Lieutenant Commodore Okoronkwo while one Major Colonel Datong is still missing.
The armed men who were dressed in military camouflage beat the guards and headed for the officers’ quarters of the institution.