THE Kaduna State Government, on Friday, confirmed that bandits who attacked the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria, killed one student and injured one.
They also abducted about eight students and two lecturers.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement obtained by THE POINT.
He said the bandits invaded the staff quarters of the campus, shooting sporadically, adding that the deceased student was rushed to the hospital before he passed on.
The statement read, “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,” the Commissioner added.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who received the briefing with sadness, prayed for the repose of the soul of the slain student, while sending condolences to his family.
He also wished the injured student speedy recovery.
“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,” Aruwan said.