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One person shot, lecturer abducted as gunmen invade Polytechnic campus

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a lecturer, two children and shot one person after invading the staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria on Saturday, November 14.

However, CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the victim of the gunshot survived and is receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.

The incident which has been confirmed by the police command in Kaduna state reportedly happened around 9pm.

A staff of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity said that the suspected gunmen stormed the institution and started shooting sporadically.

“Many of us ran in different directions, we came to understand this early morning that three of our members were kidnapped, while one was shot,” he said.

According to report, the two children abducted by the gunmen belong to the member of staff of the institution who was shot by the gunmen.

The secretary, Information and Protocol Unit of the polytechnic, Abdullahi Shehu, said the kidnapped lecturer teaches at the School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics of the polytechnic.

Reacting to the development, Police spokesperson in Kaduna, ASP Mohammed Jalige said, “We are on top of the situation. The entire area has been combed by the police and we are trying to rescue the victims.”

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