Son sets mother ablaze in Niger state

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

The deceased was reportedly in her kitchen at her residence in Darusalam Area of Minna, when her son said to be a drug addict, returned from Suleja on Monday December 20, and poured petrol on her before lighting her up.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from Daily Trust report that she died at about 3pm on Friday December 24, at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment for burn injuries.

Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother, but failed until he burnt her. He was remanded in prison custody after being arraigned before Minna high court by prosecutors from GRA Police division.

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