Unknown armed bandits along Kaduna- Abuja highway on Sunday night shot and killed a former commissioner for education in Katsina state, Prof Halimatu Sa’adiyya Idris.
An Ex-Commissioner for Education in Katsina State, Prof. Halimatu Sa’adiyya Idris was shot and killed by gunmen along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday.
This incident was confirmed through a statement released by the Public Relation Officer of the state ministry of Education, Salisu Lawal Kerau, stating that she and other road users were attacked near Bussa village, between Jere and Kateri Communities.
Prof Idris, 60, was made commissioner in November 2015, during the early months of Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s tenure and was fired on December 27, 2017, purportedly over her statement which she called for state teachers to undergo an aptitude test.
It was learnt she had wanted to sanitise the education system by ensuring that only qualified teachers, with requisite English and related skills, taught in public schools. Her statement at the time had raised much dust with many calling for her ousting.
In a condolence message, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina South), expressed sadness over the demise of the late professor and called on her family members and people of Faskari council area where she hailed from, to take heart.
He, however, prayed God to grant her eternal rest and the family members, the fortitude to bear the loss.