Bandits shot 1, kidnapped 3 in Kaduna State Polytechnic in Zaria – Rector

By Achadu Gabriel, KADUNA

Two houses were invaded in the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Staff quarters on 14th November, 2020 by suspected armed bandits and kidnapped three people while shooting one on the hand on Saturday night.
Confirming the incident in a telephone interview to journalists, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Engineer Dr Mohammed Kabir Abdullahi said the bandits arrived the Polytechnic at about 9:00pm Saturday night.

The Rector of Polytechnic explained 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 disclosed.

The Rector also confirmed that one of the staff, 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 esposing the Polytechnic community to unforeseen danger.

Engineer Abdullahi noted that despite vast land and abundant forest, the Polytechnic is still unfenced, a situation that mitigate 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 spokesman Mohammed Jalige promised to get back to journalists.

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