BREAKING: Bandits Ambush, Gun Down Top University Official (PHOTO)

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Bandits have tragically killed Professor Yusuf Saidu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research Innovation and Development at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

The university announced his death in a brief statement on its Facebook page on Monday, revealing that Prof. Saidu was attacked and killed by terrorists while traveling from Sokoto State to Kaduna.

The statement read: “The death has occurred of Prof. Yusuf Saidu, the current Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Innovation and Development Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. He was attacked and killed by bandits on his way to Kaduna from Sokoto State. A man of integrity, religion, dedication, and courage. May Allah accept his soul and forgive his sin. This is a painful loss to all members of the University community and the Academia at large.”

The northern region of Nigeria has been severely affected by banditry in recent years, despite various military operations and significant funding aimed at addressing the issue.