Mrs Comfort Jiya, a 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.
According to reports, her son, a drug addict had returned from Suleja and went to his mother, Comfort who was reportedly in her kitchen at her residence in Darusalam Area of Minna, then poured petrol on her before lighting her up.
Naija News reports that the incident had occurred on the 20th of December.
Daily Trust also reported that the former principal died at about 3 pm on Friday, December 24, at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment for burn injuries.
It was also learnt that Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother, but had his way when he poured petrol on her.
He was remanded in prison custody after being arraigned before Minna high court by prosecutors from GRA Police division.