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Gale of deaths hits varsity lecturers in north

The University of Maiduguri in Borno State is in grief because it has once more recorded the fourth lack of yet one more professor – all inside a spate of two months.

In an identical improvement, two lecturers –  one with the Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina State and the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, have been additionally killed by unknown gunmen and underneath mysterious circumstances.

Arewa PUNCH gathered that the demise of late Dr. Tiri Gyan David of FUD might not be unconnected to the assault he suffered within the arms of suspected terrorists who stormed his residence and killed him within the early hours of Tuesday, whereas professor Yusuf Saidu, the, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation  and Development was believed to have been killed on his solution to Kaduna State whereas criss-crossing the Sokoto-Zamfara-Kaduna freeway, Monday, final week.

Earlier in April this yr, the University of Maiduguri had misplaced two professors –  Prof Abdulkadir Kamar, Department of Physical and Health Education – who was discovered useless in his room.

In the case of Prof Aliyu Mani, of the Faculty of Veterinary who was mentioned to have died in a bloody explosion whereas in May, this yr, Prof Mustapha Kokari, of the Department of Biological Sciences died after a short sickness.

On Tuesday, the Police Commissioner, Borno State Command, Yusuf Lawal, confirmed to journalists the demise of Prof Ruth Wazis of the Department of Business Management in very unusual circumstances.

The prime cop whereas answering questions from journalists on the unhappy incident, mentioned that the girl professor died in a desmotic accident.

Lawal narrated that the incident occurred on Sunday after she had parked her automotive within the storage, then in a shocking method, an uncommon mechanical downside developed, and the automotive pace off, hit her and that resulted into extreme accidents.

He added that earlier than the household may transport her to the hospital, she died on the way in which, and her corpse was deposited within the mortuary.

When our correspondent contacted one of many professors within the college who communicate on the situation of annonimty, he mentioned, “I can’t communicate on the matter now, as a result of the household is but to transient the establishment on plans regarding her burial.

“Immediately the university make any official statement on the death of Professor Ruth Wazis, I will contact you officially with the information.”

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In 2017,  three lecturers of the college have been additionally killed throughout an assault on oil employees in Borno State. The three lecturers have been: Dr.Joseph Militus, Dr. Manaja Uba and Dr. Idris Njodi.

At the Federal University Dustima, a supply who spoke on situation of anonymity in a phone interview advised our reporter that the terrorists stormed the deceased individuals residence at about 1:30 am on the Yarima Quarters  Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“The bandits invaded the neighborhood with subtle weapons, taking pictures sporadically into the air to scare us.

“The hoodlums, kidnapped two biological children of the lecturer.”

The Katsina Police Command  Spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, who confirmed the incident, mentioned, “the State Police Command will soon release a detailed statement regarding the incident.”

The Dutsinma Local Government is among the many ten safety frontline councils that has suffered frequent assaults by the terrorists nearly every day, regardless of the efforts by each the State authorities and safety businesses to curtail the actions of the bandits.

At UDUS in a press release signed by the University Public Relations Officer, Ismaila Muhammad Yauri, and made out there to PUNCH within the state, it said that the Deputy Vice Chancellor was on official journey to Kaduna earlier than the assault.

 Part of the assertion learn, “the University Management is deeply saddened to announce the demise of Professor Yusuf Saidu, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation, and Development. Professor Saidu was killed by bandits on twenty fourth June, 2024,whereas on his solution to Kaduna on an official college enterprise.

“Professor Saidu was a distinguished leader, a passionate researcher, and a dedicated educator who made significant contributions to the university.”

“He will be deeply missed by all who know him.”

“Professor Saidu’s management was instrumental in advancing analysis initiatives and enhancing a tradition of innovation throughout the establishment. His distinctive dedication to responsibility and commitments, rank him as one of many best the college ever had.

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