Gunmen kill Katsina’s ex-education commissioner on Kaduna/Abuja road




A former commissioner for education in Katsina State, Prof. Halimatu Idris, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening along the Kaduna/Abuja road.

Scores of staff at the headquarters of Katsina State Ministry of Education were in sober mood on Monday following the news of her murder.


She is being buried in Kaduna today (Monday) in accordance with Islamic rites.


Governor Aminu Masari, on his Twitter handle tweeted,





Investigation showed that Professor Idris was, on Sunday evening, gunned down by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers along Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Professor Idris was Katsina Education Commissioner until December 2014.


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