Armed bandits have killed a former Commissioner for Education in Katsina state, Prof. Halimatu Sa’adiya Idris, along the notorious Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly confirmed the death on his twitter handle on Monday.
Sani tweeted that the former education commissioner was killed by armed robbers along the Abuja-Kaduna expresswa on Sunday.
Reports revealed that the late professor was killed along with several other travellers when their vehicles were attacked by the bandits near Gidan Busa village, located between Jere and Kateri along the expressway.
“Professor Halima Sadiya Idris;Killed along with others along the Kaduna Abuja road.Its killings and kidnappings everyday.Life is cheaper than sachet water today.The Government has failed the people on this road.I will raise it on the floor of the senate, Insha Allah,” Senator Sani tweeted.
The late professor began her teaching career in 1983 at College of Advanced Studies, Zaria and worked in different capacities and institutions, culminating in her rise to the position of dean, Faculty of Science, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina in 2015.
She was sworn in as commissioner of Education, Katsina State in November 2015.
Solacebase gathered that the armed kidnappers, numbering about 10 killed and abducted scores of travelers.