Daredevil gunmen invaded the main campus of the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday night, killing a student while sone students and lecturers were kidnapped.
It was learnt that the bandits who were large in number invaded the campus of the school at about 11.00pm.
The bandits succeded in kidnapping no fewer than 10 persons – two lecturers and eight students.
Eyewitnesses said that the gunmen stormed the staff quarters of the school, shooting indiscriminately at anyone at sight.
Speaking on the matter, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, after an on-the-spot assessment, confirmed the incident.
The Commissioner said that two of the students were hit by the bandits’ bullet, adding that one of the students died of gunshot wounds.
He said, “One student confirmed dead, one injured, and several kidnapped as armed bandits attack Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria
“The 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.”