Gunmen have attacked and abducted lecturers of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna state.

The main campus better known as “UPE” and located along an expressway just at the entrance of Zaria was attacked on Thursday night.

Zaria is about 45 minutes’ drive from Kaduna metropolis.

The Kaduna state government confirmed the attack, promising further update on the development.

“The gunmen attacked the school last night. Unspecified number of students and lecturers were said to have been abducted,” said the eyewitness.

In a statement, the publicity secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) of the institution, Aliyu Kofa, said one student was killed while two lecturers of the polytechnic were kidnapped by the gunmen.

He gave the names of the kidnapped lecturers as Habila Nasai of the General Studies department and Mal Adamu Shika of the Accounting department.

He added that the wife of another staff, Ahmed Abdu, and two of his children were also abducted, but released on Friday morning.

According to him, two students also sustained gunshot injuries from sporadic shootings by the kidnappers, Mr Kofa said.

“One of them, Ahmed, from the department of statistics, died in the hospital from the injuries. While the other is still receiving medical attention at the clinic.”

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