Two lecturers, 8 students kidnapped from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic

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The Kaduna state government says 10 persons were kidnapped from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria on Thursday.

Gunmen had invaded the school on Thursday night, shooting sporadically upon entering the premises.

In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said two lecturers and eight students were abducted from the institution.

He said security agencies have briefed the state government on the attack.

Aruwan said the security briefings indicate that “the bandits invaded the staff quarters of the campus, shooting sporadically”.

He said in the process, two students — Ahmad Muhammad and Haruna Duniya — were hit and both sustained gunshot injuries.

Aruwan said the wounded students were taken to hospital for medical attention, but “sadly, Ahmad Muhammad succumbed to his wounds and died early this morning. Haruna Isyaku Duniya is still receiving treatment”.

“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 wished the injured student a speedy recovery,” he said.

“As at the time of this update, senior government officials and security agencies are conducting security assessments and interfacing with the management and students of the institution. The public will be updated on further developments.”

Kaduna has witnessed a surge in kidnapping and banditry in recent times.

The latest incident makes it the fourth attack on a school in the state in 2021.

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