Reports reaching Xorlali.com is that the Former Nigerian beauty queen, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Najeebat was 24-year-old when she was shot dead.
Popularly known as Najee, the model was running her doctorate degree programme in Philadelphia, before being murdered steps away from her residence in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue.
Nearly three weeks later, police have made no arrests, leaving Sule’s family and friends fleeing for dear lives and searching for answers.
She recently earned a Master’s degree in public health.
Magaji was among the last people to have seen Sule alive before she was gunned down.
The two women had spent the night before at Magaji’s home, eating snacks and watching Netflix together.
Less than 24 hours later, Sule was sitting in her grey Toyota Corolla, exchanging text messages with Magaji, when an unidentified man walked up to the vehicle with a gun drawn and shot her several times.
Sule’s father, Adewale Sule, heard the gunfire and emerged from the house just in time to see the suspect fire the last of the shots at his daughter.
‘I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round, and I pursued him,’ said the father. ‘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.
Najeet is survived by her parents and two sisters. ‘She was very talented, smart and funny,‘ one of her siblings said.
The family are currently staying at an undisclosed location over unspecified concerns for their safety.
In 2019, Najeebat was crowned a second runner-up at the Miss Nigeria International pageant.
‘Is Queen Najibat was an amazing young lady whose presence at the Miss Nigerian beauty pageant left a great ripple that continues to resonate,’ 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.’