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Son sets mother ablaze in Niger

Mrs Comfort Jiya, former Principal of Government Girls' Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls' Science College, Minna, has been set ablaze by her…

Mrs Comfort Jiya, former Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College, Minna, has been set ablaze by her biological son, Steven Jiya.

Daily Trust gathered that the tragic incident happened in Minna, Niger State capital.

Steven, who was described as a drug addict, reportedly returned from Suleja, still in Niger, on Monday and poured petrol on his mother while she was in her kitchen at her residence in Darusalam Area of Minna.

A family source told our correspondent that she died at about 3pm on Friday at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment.

Another source told our correspondent the Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother but had his way when he poured petrol on her.

The Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached for comments as of the time this report was filed.

But Daily Trust gathered that Steven has already been remanded by a Minna high court. The GRA Police division, Minna, had arraigned him in court.