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UNIMAID Lecturer Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir Brutally Murdered in Office by Unknown Assailants

Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir was brutally murdered in his office, sparking concerns over campus security and calls for justice at the University of Maiduguri.

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Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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UNIMAID Lecturer Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir Brutally Murdered in Office by Unknown Assailants

UNIMAID Lecturer Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir Brutally Murdered in Office by Unknown Assailants

On April 1, 2024, the University of Maiduguri community was rocked by the brutal murder of Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir, a respected lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education. Abdulkadir was found dead in his office, having suffered multiple fatal injuries in an attack involving a knife and hammer. The incident, which has left students and faculty in shock, triggers questions about security measures on campus.

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Brutal Attack Shocks University Community

According to sources close to the investigation, Dr. Abdulkadir was working late in his office when unidentified assailants entered and launched a vicious attack. Witnesses and friends of the deceased, expressing their grief on social media, described a gruesome scene where Abdulkadir was found in a pool of his blood, with severe injuries indicating a struggle. It was reported that the attackers not only used a knife but also a hammer to inflict fatal blows to his head and spinal cord.

Aftermath and Investigation

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Following the murder, the university campus was enveloped in a palpable sense of fear and loss. The assailants, who remain at large, reportedly stole Abdulkadir's vehicle and other valuables, complicating the investigation for law enforcement. Attempts to contact the Borno State Police Command for comments were unsuccessful. The university community and the public eagerly await updates on the investigation and any measures to enhance security on campus.

Implications for Campus Security

The brutal murder of Dr. Abdulkadir raises serious concerns about the safety of university staff and students. It prompts a broader discussion on the need for improved security protocols and the implementation of more rigorous safety measures to protect the academic community. The loss of a beloved lecturer not only leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him but also serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of educational institutions to acts of violence.

This tragic event underscores the urgency for a comprehensive review of campus security strategies, ensuring that such a heinous act does not happen again. As the University of Maiduguri mourns the loss of Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir, the call for justice and increased safety measures grows louder, hoping to restore peace and security to this academic sanctuary.

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