Gunmen kill one, kidnap two lecturers, eight students in Kaduna poly


Gunmen have launched a fresh attack on the main campus of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, killing a student and abducting several others.

It was gathered that the gunmen arrived on Thursday night and kidnapped two lecturers and eight students.

Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs Samuel Aruwan said two of the students were shot, adding that a student Ahmad Muhammad died of gunshot wounds.

He added that another student Haruna Dunniya who was hit by a bullet was still receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in the area.

“One student confirmed dead, one injured, and several kidnapped as armed bandits attack Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria,” Mr Aruwan said.

“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.”