A group of assailants believed to be ritual killers have decapitated one Miss Memuna Galadima, the 20-year-old daughter of Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mustapha Galadima in Nasarawa state.
Until her death, the slain victim was a National Diploma student of the Department of Entrepreneur at the Pianku campus of the Nasarawa State University.
Narrating the sad event, her bereaved father said, “It was on Thursday, February 26, 2015. My daughter left home for school to sit for a test at the Pianku campus along Nasarawa Road along with three of her friends.”
However, tensions rose when Galadima was nowhere to be found after the test scheduled for 10am.
It was gathered that her remains was later discovered inside a deep well along Agwan Ozoro, in the Karshi development area of the State.
He said, “Upon hearing the news, I mobilised people to go there and check if it were her remains that were found. On reaching there, the search team told me that the body had decomposed beyond recognition.
“They added that the body was found inside a deep well, saying several attempts made to remove the corpse from the well were unsuccessful.
“It was when the police brought her picture that we were able to identify her through her legs and there was nothing we could do but to bury her there according to Muslim injunctions.
“She had been in Keffi for the past three years with her mother, who is also an undergraduate at the department of accountancy of the same institution.”
According to Punch, the deceased was found without a head as it was suspected that her assailants might have decapitated her before throwing her remains inside the well.
Meanwhile, some persons in the area who preferred anonymity disclosed that they saw the late Galadima on a motorcycle at about 12pm on the fateful day.
Heartbroken mother of the deceased, Hajiya Hassana Galadima, said her daughter left home for her lecture with her friend who she simply identified as Aisha.
She said, “The duo usually went to school together and used to return home at about 5pm every day. I even have a photocopy of her timetable in order to monitor her movement.”
Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson, ASP Umaru Ismaila, said the command has already waded into investigation into the matter.