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Gunmen attack Polytechnic in Kuduna, abduct students, lecturers, kill one


Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday night invaded the campus of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria, Kaduna State, abducting an unspecified numbers of students and lecturers. 

A student was also killed while others sustained injuries during the attack.

The main campus popularly called “UPE” and located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria was attacked on Thursday night, according to Daily Trust.

Zaria is about 45 minutes’ drive from Kaduna metropolis.

Though the number of students abducted could not be ascertained, Habila Nasai and Adamu Shika, both lecturers, were abducted.

A statement issued by Aliyu Kofa, publicity secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), said the wife of another lecturer, Ahmed Abdu, and two of his children were kidnapped but released on Friday morning.

He did not provide details as to how they were released, adding that two students sustained gunshot wounds.

“One of them, Ahmed, from the department of statistics, died in the hospital from the injuries,” Kofa said in the statement.

“While the other is still receiving medical attention at the clinic.”

The attack is the latest in a series of the abduction of students and pupils by bandits operating in the state.

This development comes after the abduction of students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka and Greenfield University, both in Kaduna.

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