ABUJA, Nigeria – Blessing Karami, an undergraduate student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in Abuja, who was earlier reported missing, has been tragically found dead in a forested area in the Karimo district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The young scholar, aged 26, was last seen leaving her workplace in Garki, Abuja, earlier than usual on September 11, 2023. Her absence was officially reported to law enforcement agencies three days later, on September 14.
The FCT police command, in response to this disheartening news, released an official statement delivered by its spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh. The statement emphasized the force’s unwavering commitment to unearthing the circumstances surrounding Miss Karami’s demise.
A segment of the statement detailed, “The body of Blessing Karami, who had been unaccounted for since September 11, was sadly located in a wooded region in Karimo. The notification of her disappearance reached the officials on September 14.”
Under the directive of Haruna Garba, the Commissioner of Police for FCT, the statement reiterated the force’s dedication to conducting an exhaustive and impartial probe into the circumstances of Blessing Karami Moses’ premature passing.
The police are collaborating closely with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to ensure a dignified recovery of her remains, keeping in mind the delicate nature of this responsibility.
The police statement concluded by stating, “We will regularly update the public as our inquiry moves forward. At this heart-wrenching juncture, our hearts go out to the bereaved family and close friends of Blessing Karami Moses.”
This devastating incident has sent shockwaves throughout the community, casting a somber cloud over the Federal Capital Territory. Many are now awaiting further information from the investigation, hoping for answers to the myriad of questions surrounding this tragic event.