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One killed, 8 students, 2 lecturers kidnapped as bandits attack polytechnic in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has confirmed the kidnap of two lecturers and eight students by bandits in an attack that left one student dead at the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Kaduna.

Aruwan added that security agencies had briefed the government on the attack at the main campus of the polytechnic in Zaria on Thursday night.

He said the bandits invaded the institution’s staff quarters on the campus, shooting sporadically, and in the “process, two students were hit and sustained gunshot injuries.’’

“They were rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Sadly, one of the victims died early this (Friday) morning, while the other is receiving treatment,’’ the commissioner disclosed.

According to Aruwan, El-Rufai was saddened by the incident and prayed for the repose of the soul of the student killed.

“El-Rufai wished the injured student a speedy recovery,’’ he said, adding that senior government officials and security agencies were already assessing and interfacing with the management and students of the institution.

 

(NAN)