Gunmen Invade Zaria Polytechnic, Kidnap Three
Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly invaded the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic within the historic metropolis of Zaria, Kaduna State, kidnapping three individuals.
The incident, which befell on Saturday evening, occurred as college students are resuming after the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Kabir Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to journalists, stated the gunmen gained entry to the college round 9 pm.
Abdullahi stated one of many lecturers was kidnapped together with two of his youngsters.
He gave the title of the lecturer as Bello Atiku, who can also be the Head of the Division of Laptop Engineering of the college.
The Rector added that one other employees of the college, Sanusi Hassan, was shot within the hand and narrowly escaped being taken away by the abductors.
Hassan, he stated, had been rushed to the hospital for medical therapy.
The Rector stated, “I used to be in Kaduna when the Chief Safety Officer of the school referred to as me and knowledgeable me in regards to the assault.
“It’s true that suspected armed bandits have kidnapped one among my employees, Engineer Bello Atiku who’s the Head of Division, Laptop Engineering of the college.
“He was additionally kidnapped together with two youngsters to an unknown vacation spot.”
The Rector additional decried the porous nature of the college had uncovered the polytechnic neighborhood to hazard.
Based on him, regardless of the huge land and the close by forest, the polytechnic is unfenced, a scenario that mitigates danger to occupants.
The Kaduna Police Command via its Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, had but to verify the incident to our correspondent as he neither picked nor reply to a textual content message to his cellphone on the matter.