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Bandits kill polytechnic student, abduct 8 others in Kaduna

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Armed bandits have killed a student and abducted many others during a raid on Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria,  Kaduna State.

Multiple sources told Daily Correspondents that the incident happened Thursday night.

Two lecturers of the polytechnic were also abducted.

A statement by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Friday said one student was killed and another injured during the raid.

“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 armed 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,” the statement said.

Aruwan said 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 said as at the time of this report, senior government officials and security agencies are conducting security assessments and interfacing with the management and students of the institution.

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