The Kaduna state government has given update on an attack at the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, by armed bandits, which led to the death of one student and the abduction of several others.
In a statement by the commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs of Kaduna State, Simon Aruwan, he explained that the state government had been briefed on the incident.
He stated that “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
– 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.”
On those abducted, Aruwan added that “two lecturers and about eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack.”
He however added that the Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who received the briefing with sadness, prayed for the repose of the soul of the student killed, and sends condolences to his family.
He also wished the injured student a speedy recovery.
The commissioner added that “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.”