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Female student’s corpse found in UNIJOS hostel



The Plateau state police command has recovered the corpse of a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Mercy Naan, who was declared missing on May 3rd.

A statement released by the command’s spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, says Naan who is a 2nd-year student of the Department of Marketing, was declared missing by her parents on Friday, May 3rd after no one could reach her. Her parents alerted the school security who then alerted the police.

The statement in part reads

“The body was recovered on Sunday, May 5, after we received information of an unbearable odour from room 23 in Zion Hostel of the University. Yesterday, at about 3:30 p.m, our Angwan Rogo Division received a distress call from the the school’s security department, that on the same date, at about 3 p.m., some students raised an alarm over an unusual odour from room number 23, Zion Hostel, in Naraguta area of the school.

“Immediately we received the report, a combined team comprising of the Police, the University security and Medical personnel mobilised to the scene.

“On arrival, we forced the hostel door open and the motionless body of one Mercy Naan, a 23-year-old 200 level student of the Department of Marketing, was seen and recovered.” he said

Tyopev added that the victim was confirmed dead at University Clinic and her corpse had been deposited at UNIJOS’ mortuary for autopsy. He added that detectives had begun an investigation on the incident, and asked the public to help with relevant information.


Precious Victory is a journalist with SearchNGR. She has a special interest in Education, Celebrity news and Entrepreneurship.

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