In less than a week following the brutal murder of a 58-year-old woman in the ‘Jeka Da Fari’ area of Gombe State’s capital, where she was fatally stabbed in the neck by hoodlums, another tragic incident occurred. In the early hours of Monday, hoodlums claimed the life of a female student from the College of Education (COE) Billiri, located in Billiri local government area of the state,leadership report.
This marks the third occurrence in three months where thugs have taken the lives of innocent citizens in the state. The first reported incident was the murder of a well-known Islamic preacher in the state, Sheikh Albani Kuri. The second occurred last Friday in Jeka Da Fari in the state capital when suspected thugs killed a woman and stole her phone. The most recent tragedy involved the female college student in Billiri.
The police have managed to apprehend the suspected killers of the 58-year-old woman, but those responsible for the murder of the Islamic cleric remain at large.
The victim in this latest incident has been identified as Yosi Yusuf, an NCE 2 student, as per our sources. There are allegations that she was subjected to sexual assault by the assailants before they took her life.
A neighbor of the deceased, Mustapha Mohammed, who resides in the same house off-campus, disclosed that the incident occurred around 3:50 am. They heard her screams, rushed outside to investigate, and found her severely injured on the ground while the perpetrators had fled.
“We quickly went to report the incident to the authorities to have her taken to the hospital, but by the time we returned, she had tragically passed away. We found her lifeless body,” he recounted.
He also mentioned the challenges they faced when trying to reach security personnel for assistance.
The Gombe State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Mahid Muazu Abubakar, confirmed the incident, stating that the victim had been stabbed with a kitchen knife by an unknown assailant, and while no arrests have been made yet, the Commissioner of Police has directed an investigation.
In response to this unfortunate development, the College’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Hannatu Henry, advised students to consider staying within the campus for their safety, highlighting the risks associated with off-campus accommodations.