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Missing UNIJOS Female Student Found Dead in Her Hostel Room

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By Jide Afolabi, Jos

A female student of the University of Jos, Plateau state who was earlier declared missing has been found dead in her hostel room according to the police.

The motionless body of Mercy Naan, a 23 years old 200 level student from the Department of Marketing was recovered from Room number 23, Zion Hostel in Naraguta, University of Jos.

In a press release signed and issued by the Police Public Rrlations Officer, Plateau State Police Command, DSP Tyopev Mathias Terna today, Monday in Jos, Plateau state capital, a copy which was made available to CityMirrorNews noted that her corpse has been deposited at the Anatomy Mortuary of the same University for Autopsy.

The statement reads:
“On 05/05/019 at about 1530hrs, the Angwan Rogo Police Division, Plateau State Command, Jos received a distress call from the Security Department, University of Jos to the effect that on same date at about 15OOhrs, some students of the institution raised alarm over an unusual odour coming out from Room number 23 Zion Hostel in Naraguta, University of Jos.

“After the report, a combine team comprising of the Police, the University Security and the Medical personnel of the University mobilised to the scene of crime.

“On arrival, the suspected hostel door was forced open and the motionless body of one Mercy Naan ‘f’ a 23 years old 200 level student from the Department of Marketing was seen and recovered to the University Clinic. She was confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty at the University Clinic and her corpse has been deposited at the Anatomy Mortuary of the same University for Autopsy.

“Preliminary investigation further revealed that Miss Mercy was reported missing by her parents to the Security Department, University of Jos on 03/05/19.”

Tyopev however said that detectives of the Plateau State Police Command have since commenced investigation to unravel the mystery behind the unfortunate death of the young female student

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