One student has been reportedly killed and 10 others kidnapped after armed bandits attacked the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna state on Thursday.
The bandits attacked the school located along the Kaduna- Zaria road last night, shooting and killing one student on the spot and leaving several others injured.
In a statement issued by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, “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.
According to the statement, “two lecturers and about eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack.”
“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.
“Governor Nasir 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. He wished the injured student a speedy recovery.
“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.”
The latest incident comes barely three months after bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state and Greenfield University in Chikun local government areas, where they kidnapped over fifty students and killed five others.