Former Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College, Minna, Comfort Jiya has been set ablaze by her biological son, Steven Jiya.
It was 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 said that she that she died at about 3pm on Friday at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment.
Another source disclosed that 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 Steven has already been remanded by a Minna high court. The GRA Police division, Minna, had arraigned him in court.