Breaking: Kidnappers overrun Zaria, abduct Lecturer, 2 children, 1 shot in Nuhu Bamali poly

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The night of Saturday, November 14, 2020, was a night of terror residents of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria as dare-devil bandits raided the official staff quarters of the institution and kidnapped three persons and shot one.

This incident was confirmed by the Rector of the school, Engineer Kabir Abdullahi, who said the bandits gained entrance into the school around 9pm on Saturday.

“I was in kaduna when the Chief Security Officer of the college called me and informed me about the attack.

“It is true that suspected armed bandits have kidnapped one of my staff, Engineer Bello Atiku who is the Head of Department, Computer Engineering of the school.

“He was also kidnapped along with two children to an unknown destination.”

Engineer Abdullahi also confirmed that one of the staff, Sunusi Hassan, was shot in the hand who narrowly escaped being kidnapped by the bandits and has been rushed to hospital for medical attention.

He lamented the porous security architecture of the school which, he said, makes the school and students vulnerable to attacks.

The said despite vast land and abundant forest, the Polytechnic was still unfenced, a situation opens up the school and students to high risks.

He therefore appealed to the college community to remain calm as security operatives are on top of the situation.

The incident is coming on the heel of school resumption after a long break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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