Austin Umera, a former lecturer of the Department of Languages, Kaduna Polytechnic, has killed himself.
According to Tribune Online, the man shot his wife in the eyes before killing himself.
An eye witness told Tribune Online that the deceased attacked his wife in the early hours of Thursday with the aim of taking her life.
“We heard gunshots from the house and we quickly called the emergency number. Immediately the policemen arrived at the residence at Kigo Road.
According to the source, the police took the injured wife to the hospital because she was shot in the eyes. While the dead body of her husband was lying on the ground.
As at the time of filing this report, the injured wife Dr Maurin Umerah who is a part-time lecturer at the Department of Languages, Kaduna State University is receiving treatment at 44 Army Reference Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit.
When contacted, the Police image-maker, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident. He said an investigation has since commenced.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the man has been deposited at Barau Dikko mortuary.
Zabarmari Massacre: UN withdraws ‘110’ casualty figure
The United Nations (UN) has withdrawn its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers being killed by Boko Haram in Zabarmari community of Borno state.
Making a clarification on Monday November 30, the international agency said the figure was not yet confirmed.
Eve Sabbagh, UN’s head of public information in Nigeria said the “110 casualty figure” was not properly sourced.
“Please note the number of 110 civilians killed on Saturday’s attack is an unconfirmed number and the correct version of the statement by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is the one published yesterday on Reliefweb and used on OCHA Nigeria’s Twitter account.”
In another statement released by the UN, the casualty was replaced with “tens of civilians”, while other parts of the piece remains the same.
Election 2020; NDC promises free tertiary education in 2020/2021 academic year
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The National Democratic Congress has promised to absorb all fees for SHS students who will be going to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.
As part of it’s campaign promise to get the votes of the electorates, the opposition NDC has come up with a new strategy that when vote into power will implement.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that when voted into power, the John Mahama-led government will absorb the full school fees of Ghanaian students who be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.
According to a statement signed by Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, the decision is in line with the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party and it will be incorporated in the People’s Manifesto.
The NDC also indicated that the new policy is termed “Fa Ninyinaa”.
“This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the ‘KYEMUPE’ policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country,” the NDC explained.
The NDC added that the Flagbearer of the Party, John Dramani Mahama will in “due course”, throw more light on the enhanced package for Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions next year.
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