Olugbon Hawau Titilayo reports,

A fresh graduate at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Isah Umaima met an untimely death in a fatal accident at Abuja during a journey to her Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) of mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps, or NYSC in Maiduguri, Borno state.

PPA is the name and address of the company or firms the corp member is expected to report to on leaving the orientation camp.

A reliable source confirmed that Umaima took off from Ondo state where she went to greet her parents after leaving the NYSC camp, and the accident occurred at midnight on Sunday.

Umaima’s best friend who spoke to her last before the incident, Abubakar Rumaisa, told this reporter, “We were communicating on the phone since she left home for her PPA. I called her around 11p.m and I told her that I would call her in the morning because I was about to sleep.”

“When I called her in the morning, it was a man who picked it up and I asked him where the owner of the phone was. The man told me that she had an accident last night and she’s dead. I was shocked and confused! I called her brother in Ondo state, and they were already crying including her Mummy. I called her father too and he also confirmed her death,” Rumaisa explained.

The deceased was an indigene of Sokoto state from Isa Local Government Area, LGA but her parents now stay in Ondo, a state in the southwest region of Nigeria. She graduated during the 2020/2021 academic session with a second-class lower honor in Education Physics from the Department of Science and Vocational Education (DSVE) under the Faculty of Education and Extension Services (FEES).

Umaima was said to be the first child in a family of six. Rumaisa described her [Umaima] as a peace lover. We’ve been together since 100 level and were posted to the same camp. Umaima is one of the most gentle and nonviolent people I met throughout my stay at UDUS. She is a kind-hearted person who loathes quarrels with anybody. There’s no word enough to describe her but she’ll forever be in our hearts and prayers,” said Rumaisa.

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