Usmanu Danfodiyo University mourns deputy VC killed by bandits

Abdulfatai Abdulsalami, Sokoto

The Management, staff, and students of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University mourns deputy VC killed by bandits in Zamfara state.

According to a statement signed by the University public relations officer, Ismaila Muhammad Yauri, on behalf of the management, and made available to newsmen in the state, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor was on an official trip to Kaduna before the attack.

“The University Management is deeply saddened to announce the death of Professor Yusuf Saidu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation, and Development. Professor Saidu was killed by bandits on 24th June 2024, while on his way to Kaduna for official University business.

“Professor Saidu was a distinguished leader, a passionate researcher, and a dedicated educator who made significant contributions to the University.

“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

“Professor Saidu’s leadership was instrumental in advancing research initiatives and enhancing a culture of innovation across the institution. His exceptional commitment to academic excellence serves as an inspiration to us all.

‘’The University extends its heartfelt condolences to Professor Saidu’s family, friends, colleagues, and all those whose lives he touched. We pray Allah SWT grant him jannatul firdaus.

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