The Defence Headquarters said it had set up a board of enquiry to uncover what led to the security breach at the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA).
The Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Sawyerr, disclosed this in a statement.
Sawyer said: “Let me use this opportunity to reiterate that the NDA authorities, acting on the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff, have constituted a board of enquiry to ascertain the remote and immediate cause(s) of the breach of security with a view to sanctioning any personnel found culpable and also preventing a future occurrence.”
On the officers slain by the gunmen, Sawyerr said: “It was an unfortunate incident. We lost two of our very brave officers. Every security architecture is susceptible to breaches; it is unfortunate that that of the NDA was breached.
“I can tell you that these people had consistently studied and rehearsed what they wanted to do, because where they went to are the quarters for officers. The officers, who were killed, fought bravely against being abducted.”