From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Armed men suspected to be kidnappers yesterday raided the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, shooting a lecturer and abducting two of his children.
The Polytechnic Rector, Engineer Kabir Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, saying the bandits gained entrance into the school around 9pm on Saturday.
The Rector added that he was in Kaduna when the Chief Security Officer of the College called him and informed him about the attack.
“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 school.
“He was also kidnapped along with two children to an unknown destination.”
Abdullahi also confirmed Hassan, was shot in the hand while he narrowly escaped being kidnapped and was rushed to hospital for medical attention.
The incident is coming on the heels of resumption of the school after a long break necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also confirming the incident, Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the Police were on top of the situation.
According to him: “We are combing the area with a view to rescuing the victims and arresting the culprits. So, we are on top of the situation.”