- Kaduna state has witnessed another security breach as gunmen invaded the staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria
- The gunmen abducted one lecturer, two children and shot one person
- The police command in the northern state has confirmed the incident, adding that efforts to arrest the perpetrators have begun
Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer, two children and shot one person after invading the staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria on Saturday, November 14.
Daily Trust reported that the victim of the gunshot wound is receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.
The incident which has been confirmed by the police command in Kaduna state reportedly happened around 10pm.
Police spokesperson ASP Mohammed Jalige said:
“We are on top of the situation. The entire area has been combed by the police and we are trying to rescue the victims.”
Another report of the incident by Daily Nigerian indicates that the two children abducted by the gunmen belong to the member of staff of the institution who was shot by the gunmen,
The secretary, Information and Protocol Unit of the polytechnic, Abdullahi Shehu, said the kidnapped lecturer teaches at the School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics of the polytechnic.
The report also indicates that police operatives have been deployed to secure the area, track the perpetrators and rescue the victims.
In an earlier related report, a member of the House of Representatives, Nicholas Garba Sarkin Noma recently escaped death when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle.
The spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, Abraham Alberah Catoh, said the attack occurred along the Kwoi-Fadan Kagoma road on Saturday, October 3.
According to Catoh’s account, the lawmaker and other occupants of the car came out of the vehicle unhurt, but the car was riddled with bullets.
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