On 3 November, 2017, Dr Mailafia, while coming back to the nation after finish of Doctorate Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the United Kingdom, on his approach to Kano, Kano State to visit his family was assaulted and killed without a second thought on Kaduna – Zaria – Kano expressway by burglars. Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, while parading the suspect in Abuja said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had coordinated a tactful examination concerning the murdering to convey culprits to equity.
“The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) appended to Operation Absolute Sanity, chipping away at significant insight today, 23rd May, 2018 captured the speculates in charge of the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia. They admitted to the murdering of the said Doctor and furthermore to have been threatening drivers and groups along Niger-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highways. “Recouped from their ownership are Two (2) AK47 Rifles, One berretta Pistol and Two (2) telephones, including the iPhone generally Dr. Mailafia. They admitted to the different criminal parts they played in the murdering of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia and other fierce wrongdoings in the said States.
They will be charged to court on culmination of examination,” he said. The suspects are: Sunday Jatau, Solomon Jatau, Ayuba Jatau, Ishaku Luka otherwise known as Dogo, Ibrahim Daniel, Emmanuel Garba, Alhaji Usman Mohammed, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba, Bello Aliyu, Surajo Mohammed, Hassan Ibrahim, Bature Adamu, Bello Abdullahi and Mamuda Mohammed.