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Bandits shoot 1; kidnap 3 in Kaduna State Polytechnic in Zaria – Rector

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Two houses have been reportedly invaded in the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic staff quarters on 14th November, 2020, by suspected armed bandits, who also kidnapped three people, while shooting one on the hand on the fateful Saturday night.

Confirming the incident in a telephone interview to journalists, Rector of the Polytechnic, Engineer Dr Mohammed Kabir Abdullahi, said the bandits arrived the Polytechnic at about 9:00pm Saturday night.

The Rector disclosed that, “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 college. He was also kidnapped along with two children to an unknown destination.”

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

He attributed the incident to the porous nature of the school, thereby exposing the Polytechnic community to unforeseen dangers.

Engineer Abdullahi noted that, despite vast land and abundant forest, the Polytechnic is still unfenced, a situation that mitigates risk to occupants of the college.

He however appealed to the college community to remain calm, as security operatives are “on top of the situation.”

This incident is coming on the heels of students’ resumption to the school after a long break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contacted, Kaduna Police Command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, promised to get back to journalists. 

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