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Female Professor, Army Officer Shot Dead By Gunmen On Abuja Road Last Night

After the Boko Haram and Killer Herdsmen, armed kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway are the next 'terminators' sending Nigerians to their graves with impunity.

A deadly armed robbery and kidnapping gang have ended the life of a dutiful woman who was a former commissioner of Education in President Buhari's sate, Katsina, Prof. Halimatu Sa’adiya Idris.

She was killed along with many other travelers along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Sunday night.

According to reports, the attack occurred near Gidan Busa village, located between Jere and Kateri along the expressway.

She was among the victims killed as a result of gunshot by bandits last night along Kaduna/Abuja road.

According to Daily Nigerian, one of the survivors from the scene said an army officer and a policeman were also killed by the gunmen.

There is an army officer travelling with his orderly and daughter. The orderly escaped with gunshot but they killed the army officer and his daughter on the spot,” Haruna Isa, a VW Golf driver who survived the attack said.

“There is another person they killed after identifying that he was a policeman. Several other passengers were killed, while many were abducted.”

Witnesses said security officers refused to go after the kidnappers on the premise that “they were waiting for reinforcement”.