It was an unexpected end for a 25-year-old final year student of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education, Kangere, Bauchi State, the student named Usman Mani Tiffi got killed prematurely by his friend identified as Kamal Gumau, 25, a fellow final-year student of the same school because of a lady.
The incident occurred at about 11 am on Monday, 28th November 2022 in one of the lodges called MD Burra on Lagos Street following an altercation over who is the real boyfriend of a fellow female student.
The late Usman until his death was a Biochemistry student who was to graduate on Friday, 9th December 2022 when he was expected to have written the final paper of his academic pursuit.
An eyewitness account by one of the students who pleaded anonymity said that the suspect is known to be a drug addict.
“On the fateful date, there was a heated argument between the two friends over who is the real boyfriend of a female student as the two of them are laying claim to her,” the witness narrated.
“Late Usman then said that he has left the girl for him (Kamal) who warned that he should not be seen around the girl again or he will blame himself for whatever happens to him. We then told Usman to leave the area to avoid any problems,”
Usman then went back to the room to take his belongings, as he was about to go out, we were all standing when Kamal came after him running, we didn’t know that he was holding a knife in his hand, he just rushed and stabbed him on the side three times. Usman then fell down on the ground with blood rushing”, he added.