Scores of staff at the headquarters of Katsina State Ministry of Education were in sober mood on Monday following the news of her murder.
She is being buried in Kaduna today (Monday) in accordance with Islamic rites.
Governor Aminu Masari, on his Twitter handle tweeted,
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of late Professor Halimatu S. Idris our immediate past Education Commissioner. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and reward her with Al Jannah Firdaus for her good deeds. May He give us the fortitude to bear the loss.
News of professor Idris’s death was officially announced by the ministry’s public relations officer, Salisu Kerau, on his WhatsApp platform, where he also informed of her burial in Kaduna on Monday afternoon.
The announcement read, “Innalillahi Wa Inna ilaihi rajiun. The death has been announced of the former Commissioner of Education Katsina State, Prof. Halimatu Sadiya Idris.
“Funeral prayer is scheduled to hold at Unguwar Sarki Kaduna by 1:00pm.
“May Allah forgive all her shortcomings and grant her Aljanna.”
Investigation showed that Professor Idris was, on Sunday evening, gunned down by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Professor Idris was Katsina Education Commissioner until December 2014.