Former Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in America

A former Nigerian beauty queen, Najeebat Sule has been dead by a yet-to-be-identified gunman who opened fire on her while she was sitting in her car on March 12 at about 6 p.m. in the city’s Holmesburg neighbourhood, Philadelphia, United States of America (USA)

Penpushing reports that the Doctorate student, after the multiple shot was, thereafter, taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead, while as at the time of filing this report her  parents are now in hiding over concerns for their safety.

The deceased father, Adewale Sule, was quoted saying that he heard the gunfire and hurried to the scene, adding that the suspect had just fired the last rounds of the shots at his daughter when he emerged from the house.

“I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round, and I pursued him. He ran back to his car’, the bereaved father said

Penpushing further reports that, the police in reaction said the search for the suspect was still on as at the time of filing this report, which is about three weeks after the unfortunate  incident happened.

The late queen had only recently earned a Master’s degree in public health from West Chester University and was pursuing a Doctorate, having migrated with her parents to Philadelphia from Nigeria in the early 2000s.

Penpushing also reports that her bio on Instagram,stated that, she was crowned second runner-up at the Miss Nigeria International pageant,in 2019 where she represented Ondo State, and  was also a 2019 Miss Nigeria United States of America(USA) finalist.

The  over 3,000 followers Instagram page features the fashionista modelling in a variety of glamorous outfits and accessories, including videos of her pageant victories, while the organisers of the Miss Nigeria International pageant wrote on Facebook, “Queen Najibat was an amazing young lady whose presence at the Miss Nigerian beauty pageant left a great ripple that continues to resonate,”

“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.”.

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