Insecurity continues to spiral in Kaduna State as eight students and two lecturers have been reportedly kidnapped after gunmen invaded Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in the Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Eyewitnesses’ accounts revealed that the bandits attacked the school located along the Kaduna to Zaria road last night, shooting at students and leaving several others injured.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed this incident early on Friday, June 11.
Aruwan disclosed that one student who was shot died on the spot.
The latest incident comes barely three months after bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state; and Greenfield University in Chikun local government areas, where they kidnapped over fifty students and killed five others.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he has given directives; for the upward review of Police salaries and benefits.
Buhari made the disclosure while delivering a speech on Thursday, June 10; during a one-day visit to Lagos State, where he inaugurated various projects.
“We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers; to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country.
“In addition, I have directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission; to carry out an upward review of Police salaries and benefits.
“Let me also use this opportunity to commend the leadership of the Force for their efforts; for the reforms being implemented in the area of police pensions.
“I have charged the Inspector General of Police to leave no stone unturned; in the rebuilding of the morale of his officers and men.
“Let me also use this opportunity to reiterate that my directive to security agencies; to shoot any person or persons found illegally with AK 47; as well as other assault weapons remain in place.”