Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State was thrown into mourning as a pregnant woman, Mrs Naja’atu Abdulahi, who was believed to have been kidnapped by armed bandits, was found dead.
Last week Thursday, the deceased was declared missing after she left home and did not return back.
According to one of her relatives, Musa Mohammed, her remains have been buried according to Islamic rites.
Speaking on the incident, the relative said, “It is believed that she might have been kidnapped because, on that day, kidnappers stormed their area located on the outskirts of the town behind the College of Health Technology, Tsafe.
“Her husband and relatives then resolved to wait for a call from her abductors but no one was contacted.
“A woman passing by around the area sensed an irritating smell. When she checked, she discovered a dead human body. She quickly ran and alerted the people around the area.
“Finally it was discovered that it was the dead body of Naja’atu with many cuts and injuries around her body. Unfortunately, she was pregnant because she got married a few months ago.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara State Police Command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the incident, saying the matter is being investigated.
“We received the report but we are not aware of the cause of her death. We have commenced an investigation,” he said.
In another news, the Planter of the Christ Apostolic Church, Adamimogo Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain, Worldwide, Prophet Sam Olu Alo, has called on the security agencies in Ekiti State to thoroughly investigate the murder of a student of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, Modupe Deborah Atanda, and bring the perpetrators to book.
Alo, who condemned the student’s killing in strong terms, said the ugly incident has sent shockwaves throughout the community and ignited a passionate call for justice.
The cleric, in a statement signed by his Personal Assistant, Hon. Deji Ogunbusuyi, and made available to journalists, expressed condolences to the bereaved family and the FUOYE community, saying, “No words can adequately express the pain and grief they must be experiencing. We pray for God’s grace to grant them the strength and fortitude to bear this profound loss”.
“The loss of Deborah Modupe Atanda is a profound tragedy that has deeply affected the Oye Ekiti community and the FUOYE family. As the community comes together in mourning, their collective call for justice serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of unity and commitment to upholding the principles of justice and accountability.”
Part of the statement reads, “The community of Oye Ekiti is reeling from the devastating loss of one of its own, Deborah Modupe Atanda, a promising student at the FUOYE. Modupe’s untimely death has sent shockwaves throughout the community and ignited a passionate call for justice.
“The tragic incident unfolded on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, when Deborah Modupe Atanda, a second-year student of FUOYE, met her untimely demise under suspicious circumstances. The shocking event has drawn widespread condemnation, and the entire community has come together in solidarity with her grieving family.
“Deborah’s family, friends, and well-wishers are struggling to come to terms with the sudden loss of a bright young woman with a promising future. The grieving family has received an outpouring of support from the community, which has united in offering condolences, prayers, and assistance during this painful time.”