Student killed, lecturers abducted as bandits invade Kaduna polytechnic

A student was killed in an attack by suspected bandits on Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state.

The main campus popularly called “UPE” and located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria was attacked on Thursday night, according to Daily Trust.

Zaria is about 45 minutes’ drive from Kaduna metropolis.

The newspaper said Habila Nasai and Adamu Shika, both lecturers, were abducted. The number of students kidnapped is not yet known.

A statement issued by Aliyu Kofa, publicity secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), said the wife of another lecturer, Ahmed Abdu, and two of his children were kidnapped but released on Friday morning.

He 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.”

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 comes after the abduction of students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka and Greenfield University — both in Kaduna.

TheCableDaily Trust

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