- A young Nigerian lady named Najeebat Sule was shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her home on Friday, March 12
- Weeks after the ugly incident, the police have not found any motive for the killing and made no arrest
- With no concrete information regarding the murder, Ms Sule's Parents are staying at an undisclosed location due to safety concerns
Najeebat Sule, a 24-year-old Nigerian beauty queen and doctorate student was on Friday, March 12, shot dead by a yet-to-be-identified gunman in Philadelphia in the United States.
According to Daily Mail, Ms Sule was shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her family's home. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.
About three weeks after the ugly incident, the police are yet to find any motive for the murder and have not made any arrest.
This keeps Ms Sule's family and friends in the dark as they remain ignorant of why their beloved one was killed.
Legit.ng gathers that the parents are in hiding out of fear for their lives as they don't know the motivation behind their daughter's murder.
Ms Sule's parents react
Ms Sule's father, Adewale Sule, said he heard the gunfire and quickly rushed outside from the house.
Mr Sule narrated:
"I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round and I pursued him. He ran back to his car."
Her mother, Tawakalitu Sule, said she last heard from her less than two hours before the shooting when her daughter asked her when she was going to be home.
Ms Sule's friend speaks
The deceased's close friend, Habibat Magaji, was cited as saying that she could not think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her.
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Ms Magaji was among the last people to have seen Ms Sule alive before she was gunned down. The two ladies had spent the night before at Magaji's home. She was killed less than 24 hours later.
Ms Sule and her family immigrated to Philadelphia in the US from Nigeria in the early 2000s. She had only recently earned a Master’s degree in public health and was pursuing a doctorate.
In 2019, she emerged as the second runner-up at the Miss Nigeria International pageant. She is survived by her parents and two sisters.
Anita Fidelia commented on Facebook:
"Nawaoo this life, people plan to take their fellow human beings life forgetting that u too will die. Wickedness. No matter what she did is death the only option."
Majeed Sule said:
"If she has a Boy Friends, they should arrest them all for questioning"
Johnson Adewale said:
"Once you are from Nigeria, you must know how to pray and fast at the same time....RIP"
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Aburukpa Summers said:
"Very sad, RIP pretty princess, forget the government even we here dey don't care about us, naija government na scam"
In a similar development, a 23-year-old Nigerian graduate, Alexander Nwogu, was shot dead in upper NW DC on Monday, October 5, 2020, by unknown gunmen.
Nwogu finished from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also known as Virginia Tech five months before his death.
According to Bruce Lesha, an American reporter who made the news known on Twitter, the Nigerian just got a job at Ernst and Young.
The man was murdered around 1:30 am at a Shell gas station of Connecticut Avenue.
Will Ventura, his friend, said that that the late Nigerian was a very “hardworking and caring” person.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has demanded justice for a 27-year-old Nigerian killed in Ireland.
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The Nigerian national identified as George Nkencho was killed by a police officer in Ireland.
Condemning the killing of Nkencho, Dabiri-Erewa described it as callous and wicked, calling for a thorough investigation.