Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Family of Slain Girl Seeks Justice

Lokoja — The family of late Grace Abata who was murdered by unknown gunmen in Okene weeks back is begging the police to help fish out her killer.

Mother of Grace, Hajia Abata who expressed shocked at the development said Grace was the hope of the family.

While still battling with the tragedy, she said every member of the family was busy preparing for Grace's wedding which was scheduled to hold in April.

According to her, the hoodlums stormed their residence on the said day and started shooting into the air until one of them aimed at Grace and fell her with rounds of bullets.

She begged the police to unravel the mystery behind her daughter's death stressing that only justice could calm the nerves of the family members who have been in pain since her gruesome death.

Late Grace, 30, who held a Master degree in Sociology was said to have died before she could receive medical assistance when the hoodlums rainned bullets on her.

However, the State Police Command Spokesman, ASP Ajayi Okansanmi said the command has opened investigation into the matter and will soon close up on the assailants.

While promising that their investigation will yield positive results, Okansanmi appealed for calm pending the outcome of the investigation.

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