Out of the eight persons abducted by bandits from the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, Thursday night, three persons have been reportedly freed.
Sadly, however, one of the two students shot by the bandits during the attack is said to have died Friday morning in the hospital.
A source said the school was invaded at about 11pm on Thursday, at the campus located along the Zaria-Kaduna Expressway, by bandits who came in large numbers, shooting sporadically.
He said those abducted include two academic staff, three students and the wife and two children of one of the staff. He however, said the woman and her two children were released by the bandits on Friday morning.
However, one of the wounded students, a HND II student of Statistics died in the hospital Friday morning of injuries from gunshots, Thisday reports.
According to the source, “The bandits invaded our school at about 11pm yesterday (Thursday) and abducted two academic staff and three students.
“The wife and two children of a staff were also kidnapped but alhamdullahi they were released this morning (Friday).
“Two students were shot by the kidnappers, one of them, a HND II Statistics student, died this morning (Friday) while the other is receiving medical attention”, he said.
The incident is the second time the school was being attacked by gunmen.
On November 15, 2020, bandits stormed the school in the night and abducted a staff and his two children.