Sokoto university mourns as bandits kill its Deputy VC


The management of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University , Sokoto (UDUS),  has mourned the death of its Deputy Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Yusuf Saidu.

According to the institution,  Saidu, who was its Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Development, was killed by bandits.

The attack was reported to have occurred while Prof. Saidu was travelling from Sokoto to Kaduna State.

The varsity announced Prof. Saidu’s death in a brief statement on its official Facebook page Monday evening.

The University described the Professor’s demise as a great loss to the entire academic community.

The statement reads: “Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun. The death has occurred of Prof. Yusuf Saidu, the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Innovation and Development Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. He was attacked and killed by bandits on his way to Kaduna from Sokoto State.

“Prof. Saidu is remembered as a man of integrity, religion, dedication, and courage.

“His untimely death is a significant loss to the university community and the broader academic world. “May Allah accept his soul and forgive his sin, but this is a painful loss to all members of the University community and the Academia at large.”

According to information in circulation, the university don was said to have been killed by bandits around Kucheri town near the Zamfara State and Katsina State border.

As of the time of filing this report, security operatives in Zamfara and Katsina states are yet to make statements regarding the incident.


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