Armed bandits have invaded Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Zaria, in Kaduna state northwest Nigeria.
The bandits kidnapped an unspecified number of students and lecturers in the school.
The bandits who invaded the school at around 10:30 pm on Thursday night killed one student named Ahmed Abdulhamid while Ishaku Haruna Sustained gunshot injuries.
The suspected kidnappers kidnapped two lecturers named Habila Nasai of the General Studies department and Mal Adamu Shika of the Accounting department.
Daily Episode gathered that the wife of another lecturer, Hajara Ahmed Abdu, and her two children was kidnapped but later released after the bandits discovered she’s eight months pregnant.
An eye witness Mrs. Binta Felix told Daily Episode, how she saw the bandits shooting the slain students when he was crying for help. The bandits came in numbered shooting sporadically to scare everyone she said.
Recall that, the Kaduna state governments have increased school fees in schools across the state amidst security challenges.
Many students fled the school to their various houses in fear of kidnapping.
Situations in the schools show poor security coverage while neighboring communities pass through the schools amidst the kidnapping of students in Kaduna state.
There has been an attack in schools across northwest Nigeria for quite a long time since that of Kankara happened.
Recall that Daily Episode reports that armed bandits kidnapped about 520 students of government science Secondary School Kankara, in Katsina state. Escaped Kankara student revealed One Killed, 520 students were kidnapped.
Some days later, Over 300 school girls were also kidnapped in Zamfara state. Although the schoolgirls were released after paying the ransom.
While in north-central, schoolboys of GSSS Kagara were kidnapped but later released after Sheik Gumi’s intervention. GSSS Kagara Kidnappees To Be Released Today
Kaduna state records the most terrible scene of the kidnapping of students starting from Birnin Gwari where Bandits Abduct Primary School Pupils & Teachers days after the abduction of 39 students of Federal College of forestry mechanization Afaka.
A student of the institution reportedly lost interest in schooling after the abduction of his classmates.
The Afaka students were released after the Gumi and former President Olusegun Obasanjo paid the ransom.
While the parents of Afaka are expecting the return of their abducted children, another similar incident happens in greenfield university where the bandits kill one, Kidnapped and Many students. The greenfield story was different as five students were killed.