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Katsina former education Commissioner, Prof Halima Idris shot dead by armed bandits

Katsina former education Commissioner, Prof Halima Idris shot dead by armed bandits

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Katsina former education Commissioner, Prof Halima Idris shot dead by armed bandits 

A former commissioner of Education in Katsina State, Professor Halima Idris, was among those killed in Sunday kidnapping and armed robbery incident along Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

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.

Our Daily Nigerian exclusively reported on Sunday that the armed kidnappers, numbering about 10 killed and abducted scores of travellers near Gidan Busa village, located between Jere and Kateri along the expressway.

Mohammed Sheriff, one of the hundreds of travellers who parked at a distance, waiting for security operatives to clear the road, told Daily Nigerian on phone at 6:45pm on Sunday that attack lasted for about an hour.

In a statement released by the late professor’s family, her funeral prayer would hold at ILC Katuru Road by Sullubawa Close, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna after Zuhr prayer today.

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