A former Principal Lecturer with the Department of Languages, Kaduna Polytechnic, Austin Umera, has committed suicide at his residence on Kigo Road, Kaduna State.
The lecturer shot his wife, Dr. Maurin, a part time lecturer in the Department of Languages, Kaduna State University (KASU), before killing himself.
She is currently receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
It was gathered that the incident happened about 10am yesterday.
The body has been deposited at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital mortuary.
Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige said a locally-made pistol was recovered from the scene. He added that investigation has begun.
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