Bandits have killed Sanusi Halilu Kaura, a lecturer with the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in Zamfara State after collecting five million naira ransom for his release.
Sanusi, who doubles as the Dean of Student Affairs, was killed after five weeks in the hands of his abductors.
The deceased, an indigene of Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State, was kidnapped alongside others on the troubled Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Sanusi was said to be on his way to Abuja for NYSC Mobilisation of the polytechnic students.
A family source who confirmed the development to TVC News, said N5m ransom was paid to the bandits on Tuesday, June 21, in a bush near a vilage along Kaduna-Zaria road in Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the bandits confirmed his death less than 24 hours after payment of the ransom, an indication that he had been killed while negotiations for his release was ongoing.
Meanwhile, the management of Abdu Gausau Polytechnic has declared three-day mourning period in honour of the lecturer.