The military officer, Major Christopher Datong, abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Afaka in Kaduna State, by bandits, is still alive, a family source told SaharaReporters.
Gunmen had on Tuesday invaded the Afaka barracks of the academy around 1am, killing two soldiers identified as Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and Flight Lieutenant Okoronwo.
They also abducted Datong and subsequently called the military authorities to demand N200million to free him.
On Tuesday night, there were widespread reports that the lifeless body of the Major was discovered with insinuations that the terrorists had killed him.
However, a family member of the officer told SaharaReporters on Wednesday that he had not been killed and he was still alive.
“He is still alive. I can confirm it to you,” the source told SaharaReporters.