Terrorists, believed to be bandits, have reportedly killed one Mallam Idris Abu Sufyan, the school principal of Government Secondary School (GSS) Kuriga in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack was said to have occurred on Friday evening when the bandits attempted to kidnap him but he resisted.
The terrorists, displaying extreme brutality, also kidnapped two women during the attack.
Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, shared details of the attack on X on Saturday.
According to Sani, Mallam Sufyan lost his life when he courageously resisted abduction.
He wrote, “Mallam Idris Abu Sufyan,Principal GSS Kuriga, Chikun LG, Kaduna State was killed by Bandits when he tried to resist abduction.They succeeded in kidnapping two women in the process.May his soul rest in peace. Ameen.”
Sufyan’s colleagues and friends confirmed the tragic incident on various platforms. One colleague, Aminu Auwal, sharing the sad news on Facebook, described Sufyan as a noble and dedicated individual who chose to stay in the village despite constant bandit attacks.
The colleague mourned Sufyan’s death and prayed for the forgiveness of his shortcomings.
He wrote, “I feel sad to inform you that our noble colleague; the principal of GSS KURIGA (SNR). MAL IDRIS ABU SUFYAN, has been killed by bandits and also kidnapped his wife with baby boy. May the Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and also grant him Aljannatul firdausi. Amen.”
One Manajer Deeni also lamented the school principal’s demise, adding that he had an opportunity to leave the village due to incessant bandit attacks but he chose to stay for his people.
“Allah sarki Abusufyan Idrees you had the opportunity to leave Kuriga village at once, but you chose to stay with your people. When he was alive he was the village GSS principal, he used to teach the village youth football. He got the opportunity to leave the town but even after tense attacks of armed bandit in his community he chose to stay and he lived all his life trying his best to make the world a better place for the youths and to put his little community on the map, now he paid the price with his life, armed bandit invade his house and shoot him dead and kidnapped his wife. RIP Abusufyan.”