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how Usmanu Danfodiyo University deputy VC was Killed in Zamfara by Bandits

A tragic incident has occurred in Zamfara State, resulting in the untimely demise of Professor Yusuf Saidu, the deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Development at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. According to reports, Professor Saidu was on an official duty trip to Kaduna State when his vehicle was mistaken for a police car by bandits fleeing from soldiers.

The bandits opened fire, resulting in the instant death of Professor Saidu and injuring his driver. The victim’s body and vehicle were later recovered and buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday.

The university community is still reeling from the shock of this devastating loss, with many colleagues describing Professor Saidu as a visionary leader who played a pivotal role in shaping the institution’s research and development endeavors. His contributions will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

As news of his death spreads, the academic community is mourning the loss of a distinguished scholar and leader. His passing is a significant blow to the university and beyond, as he was widely respected for his commitment to excellence and his tireless efforts to advance the institution’s reputation.

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