One Student Dead, Two Lecturers And 8 Others Abducted As Gunmen Attack Polytechnic In Kaduna

Ahmad Muhammad who is a student has been confirmed dead as many others and lecturers were kidnapped during an attack on the main campus of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria on Thursday night.

Recall that suspected kidnappers attacked the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria local government area of Kaduna State last night, June 10. It is still not clear the number of students and lecturers who were abducted during the attack.

In a statement disclosed on Friday, June 11, the State Commissioner for Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affair, Samuel Aruwan said the gunmen stormed the staff quarters of the campus and started shooting periodically.

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He said;

“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,”

Aruwan said two lecturers and about eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack.  

“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,”

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“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.” he added.

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