The authorities of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna has said that Saviour Enoch reportedly felled by assassin’s bullet in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State recently, has since 18 November, 2016 ceased to be a cadet of the nation’s military institution, having absconded from the institution without authorized permission for 72 hours on 15 November, 2016.
In a press release on Tuesday titled, RE: NDA Undergraduate shot Dead by Cultists in Yenagoa, signed by Major. Musa Yahaya, Academy Public Relations Officer, said from NDA records, there was a Cadet Izibeginwo Enoch Gbavieme who was a Second year Army Cadet studying Mathematics at the Faculty of Science NDA, who absented himself from the Academy with effect from 15 November 2016 and is still absent.
“That the said Cadet Izibeginwo Enoch Gbavieme, absented himself from the Academy with effect from 15 November 2016 and is still absent. His Next-of-Kin (NOK) was contacted and all efforts to ascertain his whereabouts and bring him back to the Nigerian Defence Academy proved abortive.
“That Cadet Izibeginwo Enoch Gbavieme was struck off strength from the Nigerian Defence Academy for being absent for a cumulative period of 72 hours in line with extant NDA Regulation on Discipline and General Administration with effect from 18 November 2016.
“That for the avoidance of doubt, the said Izibeginwo Enoch Gbavieme ceased to be an undergraduate of Nigerian Defence Academy with effect from 18 November 2016.” clarified Yahaya in the release.
While NDA sympathises with the family of the person said to be shot by cultist in this moment of their grief, he said: “we wish to state that the Academy has very stringent administrative and organisational procedure towards ensuring the safety and accountability of its Officer Cadets.”