Abdullahi Mu’azu, the husband Professor Halima Idris and Grace Benson the nurse who first attended to her have narrated how she died after deadly attack by kidnappers along Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Sunday.
Mr Mua’zu revealed that he was driving the vehicle when the incident occurred.
“I was driving the car with my wife, late Professor Halima sitting beside me on the passenger seat when the gunmen opened fire on the car.
“We saw them at the centre of the road about 80 to 90 kilometers to Kaduna with guns and there was no roadblock or any object on the main road to indicate they wanted us to stop. Besides, they didn’t flag us down, they only opened fire on vehicles on sight.
“Unfortunately a bullet came through the door she was sitting and hit her on the shoulder. The bullet penetrated into her chest. When we got to a nearby clinic, the nurses said she lost a lot of blood. She (my wife) asked for pain reliever but the nurses said they can’t give her anything because she lost a lot of blood. That was how she died,” he told Premium Times reporter.
The nurse however criticised Federal Road Safety Corps officials and police personnel over the professor’s death.
“She was brought to my place of work yesterday around 7pm and I was the nurse on duty. We called the FRSC here, they said the case was for the police. We called the police but none showed up. Even her husband spoke with the FRSC here to lend us their ambulance to transfer her and the other victims to Kaduna but they insisted that the police had to come and tell them before they could release their ambulance.
“We had to call the hospital ambulance that was used to transport them around 9pm to Kaduna and she died on the way.
“Same thing happened last Wednesday, five people were shot and one of them died on the spot.The security agencies are not really doing their work. So sad!”