The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the death of Professor Ruth Wazis, a former Head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Maiduguri, following a tragic accident at her home.

The incident was verified by the Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Lawal, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to Lawal, the unfortunate event occurred on Sunday when Professor Wazis was parking her car in her garage. A sudden mechanical malfunction caused the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly, knocking her to the ground and severely injuring her chest.

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Despite immediate efforts to assist her, Professor Wazis succumbed to her injuries before she could be taken to the hospital. The university community and those who knew her are mourning the loss of a respected academic and colleague.