Kaduna state yesterday suffered yet another attack as gunmen killed a student in Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state.
The attack tool place on the main campus better known as “UPE” located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria was attacked on Thursday night.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the state government promised to give further update on the development.
As at the time of this report, two lecturers, Habila Nasai and Adamu Shika, were said to have been abducted, while unknown number of students were kidnapped too.
According to sources, the gunmen who were in large numbers shot sporadically upon entering the school.
“The bandits invaded our school at about 11pm yesterday (Thursday) and abducted two academic staff and three students. The wife and two children of a staff were also kidnapped but Alhamdullah they were released this morning (Friday),” he said.
Two students were shot by the kidnappers, one of them, a HND II Statistics student, died this morning (Friday) while the other is receiving medical attention.”
Similarly, in a statement issued by Aliyu Kofa, publicity secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), he said the wife of another lecturer, Ahmed Abdu, and two of his children were also kidnapped but released on Friday morning.
He however did not provide details as to how they were released, adding that two students sustained gunshot wounds.
“One of them, Ahmed, from the department of statistics, died in the hospital from the injuries,” Kofa said in the statement.
While the other is still receiving medical attention at the clinic.”
On the other had, the police in Kaduna state are yet to comment on the incident. Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the command, did not repond to calls or to a text message sent to him.
This development is coming on the heels of the abduction of students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka and Greenfield University — both in Kaduna.