On Friday, December 24, around 3 p.m., the former principal died at Minna General Hospital, where she was being treated for burn injuries.
Mrs Comfort Jiya, a former principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School in Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College in Minna, was set on fire by her biological son, Steven Jiya.
On Monday, December 20, Comfort was reportedly in her kitchen at her home in the Darusalam Area of Minna when her son, who is said to be a drug addict, returned from Suleja and poured petrol on her before lighting her up.
The former principal died around 3 p.m. on Friday, December 24, at Minna General Hospital, where she was being treated for burn injuries, according to the Daily Trust.
Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother, but he was successful when he poured petrol on her.
After being arraigned before the Minna high court by prosecutors from the GRA Police division, he was remanded in custody.