Blesstal Recorded that Quietness was the name to describe the atmosphere within and outside the premises of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State on a humid Wednesday afternoon when our correspondent visited the school. Except for a number of motorcycle riders and a fruit seller who camped outside the school’s entrance, one might think the school was on break.

Actually, it was on break due to the coronavirus pandemic, but activities resumed on November 2 for students to take their examinations which were earlier postponed. Our correspondent learnt that only National Diploma II and Higher National Diploma II students were asked to resume first to take their examinations starting on November 23.

The polytechnic, established in 1989, was named by the Kaduna State government after a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the late Nuhu Bamalli. His son, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, also a former Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, is the Emir of Zazzau.

Tucked in a serene environment along the Kaduna-Zaria Road, the polytechnic, with vast land and trees that made it look like a conservation centre, wore a quiet look on the day our correspondent visited. Only a few students, most of them walking in twos and threes, were seen within the premises.

Our correspondent walked up to a lady walking out of a building, donning a long blue hijab, her bag closely kept to her body. She wouldn’t wait a minute to speak with a ‘foreigner,’ she said.

“I’m sorry I can’t speak on anything; the school management are the ones to speak with on any issue,” she told our correspondent while walking briskly to her hostel. It was past 2 pm.

Her action was perhaps understandable. Just four days earlier, around 9 pm, bandits invaded the school’s staff quarters and kidnapped a lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering, Mr Bello Atiku.

The bandits also attempted to kidnap a worker at the school’s registry named Sunusi Hassan. But he narrowly escaped with a gunshot wound on his hand. However, the bandits made away with two of Hassan’s children.


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