A former Nigerian magnificence queen and Ph.D. pupil in Philadelphia, Najeebat Sule has been shot lifeless.
The unhappy incident occurred whereas she was sitting in her automobile in entrance of her household’s residence.
24-year-old Najeebat identified to her family members as Najee was killed shortly earlier than 6 pm on March 12, steps away from her residence within the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue.
Practically three weeks later, police haven’t discovered a motive and have made no arrests, leaving Sule’s household and buddies looking for solutions. She had solely not too long ago earned a Grasp’s diploma in public well being.
Her buddy, Habibat Magaji was among the many final individuals to have seen Sule alive earlier than she was gunned down.
The 2 girls had spent the night time earlier than at Magaji’s residence, consuming snacks and watching Netflix collectively.
Lower than 24 hours later, Sule was sitting in her gray Toyota Corolla, exchanging textual content messages with Magaji, when an unidentified man walked as much as the car with a gun drawn and shot her a number of instances.
Sule’s father, Adewale Sule, heard the gunfire and emerged from the home simply in time to see the suspect hearth the final of the pictures at his daughter.
‘I noticed the man taking pictures my daughter. He shot the final spherical, and I pursued him,’ mentioned the daddy. ‘He ran again to his automobile.’
Najeebat was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, the place she was pronounced lifeless about half-hour later.
Her mom, Tawakalitu Sule, mentioned she final heard from Najeebat lower than two hours earlier than the taking pictures when her daughter requested her when she can be residence.
‘All of my youngsters have been crying on daily basis due to their huge sister. They miss her. I miss my daughter,’ she mentioned in a report by DailyMail.
Najeebat is survived by her dad and mom and two sisters. ‘She was very proficient, good, and humorous,’ one among her siblings advised 6abc.
The household is at the moment staying at an undisclosed location over unspecified issues for his or her security.
Sule and her household immigrated to Philadelphia from their native Nigeria within the early 2000s.
Sule had solely not too long ago earned a Grasp’s diploma in public well being from West Chester College and was pursuing a doctorate.
In 2019, she was topped a second runner-up on the Miss Nigeria Worldwide pageant.