Gunmen have killed a student and abducted eight others in an attack on Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, in northwestern Kaduna state.
ARISE News can confirm that two lecturers were also abducted during the attack that was carried out on Thursday night on the main campus popularly called “UPE” and located in Zaria.
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 police in the northern Kaduna state are yet to comment on the incident and comes after the abduction of 136 students from an Islamiyya school in Niger state.
By Abel Ejikeme