Katsina: Bandits Kill Lecturer, Abduct Children, Others

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Tragic Attack at Federal University Dutsinma

Lecturer Killed, Family Members Abducted

Dr. Tiri Gyang, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State, was killed in a midnight attack by bandits. The incident occurred at his residence in Low-cost Quarters, behind Comprehensive Hospital in Dutsinma.

Key points:

  • Time of attack: Approximately 1:00 AM
  • Location: Dr. Gyang’s residence
  • Victims:
    • Dr. Tiri Gyang (deceased)
    • Two of his children (abducted)
    • Two other women (abducted)

Eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots and noted a significant number of attackers. Dr. Gyang’s body has been taken to a mortuary in Katsina.

While official confirmation from the FUDMA Public Relations Officer is pending, university staff and students have corroborated the incident. Many have taken to social media to express their grief and condolences.

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Reactions from the University Community

  1. Ahmed Jafar Waziri (staff member):
    • Described the news as tragic
    • Had spoken with Dr. Gyang at 11:30 PM the previous night
    • Noted the profound impact on both the university and Dutsinma communities
  2. Comrade Yahaya Salisu Aba (President, National Association of Agricultural Students, FUDMA Chapter):
    • Expressed deep sadness over the loss
    • Described Dr. Gyang as a beloved father, mentor, and role model
    • Highlighted Dr. Gyang’s jovial nature and gentleness
    • Offered condolences and support to the family

The university community continues to mourn the loss of Dr. Gyang and awaits further developments regarding the abducted individuals.


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