Kaduna State Government has confirmed an attack by armed bandits on the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, late on Thursday night.
A student was confirmed killed and another injured. Two lecturers and eight students were abducted from the institution during the attack.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said in a statement on Friday that the attack happened at the main campus of the polytechnic situated on Zaria-Kaduna highway.
He said according to the briefing by security agencies, “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 and 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.
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, he said.