By Abba Gwale
A gang of armed men broke into the house of Hussaini, a lecturer with the Nursing department, faculty of Allied Health Science Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
A source close to the victim told Sahelian Times that the armed men stormed the victim’s residence at Shagari Quarters, Tarauni Local Government, around 3.00 am and stabbed him several times on the chest and neck.
The victim also suffered some lacerations on his scalp and face.
The six armed men beat up the lecturer’s wife, causing facial injuries on her.
Sahelian Times gathered that the armed men told Mr. Hussaini that since he’s a lecturer he must give them their “cut” from recent salary arrears payment university lecturers received from the Federal Government.
However, when Hussaini’s replied, indicating that he didn’t have much money to share with them, the armed men became angered and descended on him and his wife with fury.
They later carted away with his mobile phone, his car key and some cash.
“They could however not steal the car after they encountered difficulty getting access to it. They wanted to make sure he died before they left but he was lucky to be alive, “ said the source.