gunmen suspected

Suspected Gunmen on Saturday, November 14, 2020 invaded the staff quarters of the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the kidnappers, were said to have headed straight to the staff quarters where they shot one person and abducted three others around 10:00pm.

One of the victims of the attack, Sanusi Hassan was shot while trying to escape from being kidnapped but two of his children were, unfortunately kidnapped by the suspected gunmen.

The Head of Engineering Department, Bello Atiku was also abducted by the believed likely to be armed bandits.
The incident is coming barely a week after the school resumed for academic activities after a long break due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan confirmed attacks on Igabi and Kajuru LGAs on Sunday and on Monday respectively.

According to him, the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Kabir Bala already informed the state government that eight students of the institution were among those kidnapped on Sunday on the Kaduna-Abuja road.

The kidnapped students have been identified as Okafor Chris, Ayuba Lois, John Elizabeth, Musa Precious, Asoji Faith, Badmus Jemimah, Emmanuel Simon and Aliyu Adamu.‎

He stated further that troops on patrol around Chikun and Kajuru LGAs boundaries found a corpse of a suspected bandit who had died of gun injury.

An AK-47 rifle and other valuables were found beside the decayed corpse.

Aruwan added that governor Nasir El-Rufai already sent condolences to the families and prayed for the repose of their souls.

The police public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige confirmed to fasnews via a phone interview that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers and assured that security operatives have launched a manhunt of the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the victims and arresting the criminals.

Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic is an institution with its main campus located along Kaduna-Zaria road with additional campuses at Tudun Wada Gaskiya, and Samaru Kataf, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Meanwhile, Former Senator, Shehu Sani has raised alarm over suspected gunmen activities in the northern region situation in the region.

Speaking on latest kidnapping in the region, Sani, alleged that some bandits on Sunday blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road and kidnapped scores of persons.

The former senator raised the alarm in a post on his official Twitter page even as he urged northern governors to prioritize insecurity. He called for the need of deactivation of “Operation Puff Adder” to protect citizens.

His tweet read: “Today, the suspected gunmen along Kaduna Abuja audaciously blocked the road in broad daylight and kidnapped scores of people, including a young man I know. Operation Puff Adder needs reactivation.

 

 

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