24-Year-Old Nigerian Beauty Queen Shot Dead In US… Police Yet To Identify, Arrest Killer!

…Najeebat.

In bizzare circumstances,a former Nigerian beauty queen and doctoral student in Philadelphia,United States of America, has been shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her family’s home.
Reports say her parents, fearing for their lives, have also gone into hiding.

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It was learnt that the victim,Najeebat Sule, 24,who was known to her loved ones as Najeet

…Late Najeebat.

, was killed shortly before 6pm on March 12, 2021, steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue.

Curiously, the Police have not found a motive or arrested any suspect in connection with the murder of the beauty queen who had only recently earned a Master’s degree in public health.

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Miss Sule was sitting in her grey coloured Toyota Corolla, exchanging text messages with one Magaji, when an unidentified man walked up to the vehicle with a gun drawn and shot her repeatedly.

Her father, Adewale Sule,who heard the gunfire had rushed from the house just in time to see the suspect fire the last of the shots at his hapless daughter.

Recounting the horrific scenerio,he said: “I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round, and I pursued him,he ran back to his car.”

Najeet was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

Her mother, Tawakalitu Sule, said she last heard from Najeet less than two hours before the shooting when her daughter asked her when she would be home.

“All of my children have been crying every day because of their big sister. They miss her. I miss my daughter,” she said in a report by DailyMail.

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Najeet is survived by her parents and two sisters. “She was very talented, smart and funny,” one of her siblings told 6abc.

The family have moved out of their home and are currently staying at an undisclosed because of their safety.

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Sule and her family immigrated to Philadelphia from Nigeria in the early 2000s.

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Sule had only recently earned a Master’s degree in public health from West Chester University and was pursuing a doctorate.

In 2019, she was crowned a second runner-up at the Miss Nigeria International pageant.

“Queen Najibat was an amazing young lady whose presence at the Miss Nigerian beauty pageant left a great ripple that continues to resonate,” the pageant organizers wrote on Facebook.

“She was a breath of fresh air and her presence added a distinct touch that made the event memorable. She carried herself with great dignity and grace and her strength of character and approachability made her such a joy to work with.”

Her Instagram page, which has more than 3,000 followers, features photos of the glamorous PhD student modelling a wide variety of fashionable outfits and accessories.

The death of the Nigerian comes amid a surge in gun violence in Philadelphia, which has seen a 29 per cent homicide rate increase over the last year.

In the first three months of 2021, there have been 120 killings in Philadelphia, with 15 of the victims being children, reported Fox 29.

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An obviously peeved Commissioner of Police, Danielle Outlaw had noted that : “this is unacceptable,” on Wednesday during a meeting about the latest crime statistics, stressing that “these are human beings that we’re talking about.”

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