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Bandits Kill UDUS Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yusuf Saidu



Terrorists, locally known as bandits, have killed Yusuf Saidu, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and deputy vice-chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

The institution disclosed this in a Facebook post on Monday.

Mr Saidu and his driver were waylaid by the terrorists on a terror-ravaged highway linking Zamfara and Kaduna States, according to sources in the university.

A lecturer in the university who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES in confidence said the don was attacked “on his way to Kaduna at a village called Kucheri after Tsafe town.”

“The village is already known as one of the deadliest points for bandits’ attacks,” he added.

Isa Ali Ibrahim, an Islamic cleric and former minister in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, also confirmed the death of the university don on his X page on Mon, 24 June.

Mr Ibrahim posted: Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Raajiun!

The death has occurred of Professor Yusuf Saidu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Innovation and Development Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUS) Sokoto. He was attacked and killed by Bandits on his way to Kaduna from Sokoto as reported by

The deceased was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Innovation and Development at the university.

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