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Missing UniAbuja female student died in car crash – Family

Murjanatu Zubairu, a 400-level female student of the University of Abuja,who was declared missing on Friday has died in a car accident along the Lugbe – Airport Road, Abuja.
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Murjanatu Zubairu, a 400-level female student of the University of Abuja,who was declared missing on Friday has died in a car accident along the Lugbe – Airport Road, Abuja.

Zubairu, a student of the Department of Arts Education in the university’s Faculty of Education, left home for school on Friday but her whereabouts remained unknown until Monday.

Confirming her death via a telephone chat with Daily Trust late Monday, her uncle, Zubairu Yewuti who is also a former vice chairman of Kwali Area Council of the FCT, said, “The family of Murja called me in the afternoon and they confirmed that she died in an accident that occurred along the Lugbe – Airport Road last Friday.

“They visited the mortuary at the University of Abuja, Teaching Hospital where her corpse was found.”

Yewuti noted that the deceased’s family had made arrangements to retrieve the corpse of the late student from the morgue for proper burial.

The accident, which occurred on Friday at 8:34 p.m. is said to have involved a Toyota Sharon bus near the Dunamis Church along the Airport Road.

The bus, which was at high speed, suddenly went up in flames, killing four persons including a female on the spot.

The Lugbe Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Commander, Sunday Ajokotola, while speaking with Daily Trust on Monday, said, “Before our rescue team arrived at the scene, six people among the 10 inside the bus that sustained burns were rescued by the Airforce personnel who were treated in their hospital.

“Our men arrived at the scene and evacuated the four others including a female that got burnt beyond recognition to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital’s morgue in Gwagwalada on that same Friday night.”

On Monday, Yewuti narrated that it was the girl’s parents who called him to know if he knew of her whereabouts.

However, efforts to reach her mobile number were futile.

He said, “It was her parents who called me to find out if Murjanatu came to my place, as efforts to reach her on the phone remained futile since she left home at Piwoyi on her way to school. I told them she didn’t come to my house. I also tried to reach her phone but it was switched off.”

Yewuti noted that the family reported to both the university management and security agencies about the missing student while appealing to the public to visit the nearest police station if the missing student is found.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, SP Adeh Josephine, told Daily Trust, “I will find and then get back to you later.”

A final-year student of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt, Emeka Ndinwa, was reported missing in Delta State by his family in late December 2023.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the 24-year-old who lives in Port Harcourt with his younger brother, left the house on November 28, 2023, and his whereabouts have since remained unknown to date.

Efforts by Emeka’s family members and friends to find him have since proved abortive.

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