From Aminu Dalhatu
Kaduna State government has confirmed the abduction of about ten students and lecturers, one student killed and one injured by armed bandits that attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.
A Statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says the bandits invaded the staff quarters of the campus, shooting sporadically and in the process, two students were hit and sustained gunshot injuries.
According to the Statement, they were rushed to the hospital for medical attention, although one of them, Ahmad Muhammad succumbed to his wounds and died early this morning while the other, Haruna Isyaku Duniya is still receiving treatment.
It says two lecturers and about eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack.
“The Kaduna State Government has been briefed by security agencies of an attack by armed bandits at the main campus of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, late on Thursday night”
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai received the briefing with sadness and prayed for the repose of the soul of the student killed, while sending condolences to his family speedy recovery to the other student.
The statement added that, as at the time of this update, senior government officials and security agencies are conducting security assessments and interfacing with the management and students of the institution.