The Kaduna State Government on Friday, has confirmed that armed men suspected to be bandits have killed one student, injured another, kidnapped 8 students and 2 Lectures when they attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria late Thursday.
CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a statement.
According to the statement, the bandits invaded the staff quarters of the institution and started shooting indiscriminately, it was learnt that two student were hit.
The statement reads in full, “Kaduna State Government has been briefed by security agencies of an attack by bandits at the main campus of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, late on Thursday night.”
According to the briefing, the bandits invaded the staff quarters of the campus, shooting sporadically. In the process, two students were hit and sustained gunshot injuries. They were identified as;Ahmad Muhammad and Haruna Isyaku Duniya.”
“They were rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Sadly, Ahmad Muhammad succumbed to his wounds and died early this morning. Haruna Isyaku Duniya is still receiving treatment.”
“Two lecturers and about eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack,” he said.
Samuel further said that the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El Rufai was saddened by the tragic incident. According to him, the Governor sympathized with the family of the students that was killed and prayer for God to accept his soul. He also wished the injured student a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state Police Command and other security agencies in the state are conducting security assessments and interfacing with the management and students of the institution.