The Kaduna state government has confirmed today that one student confirmed dead, one injured, and several kidnapped as armed bandits attack Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria part of Kaduna state.
According to a security 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.
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.
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.