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Lamentations in Iru Egbede, Edo State over missing girl

People of Iru Egbede community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State are in Lamentations over the disappearance of their daughter, Faith Omodon, a 19-year-old 200-level student of Delta State University of science and technology.

Faith, a student of the department of Business Administration at DELSUST, was last seen on March 30 after leaving home for her father’s farm.

Edward Omodon, the girls father, who confirmed Faith’s disappearance, said the incident occurred during the Iru National Conference.

“We usually have the conference at this time of the year. We were seated inside the community hall when we heard loud wailing outside that my daughter was missing.

“She had left for the farm earlier that morning with a motorbike, taking her breakfast with her,” Omodon said.

Corroborating Omodon’s story, head of the village vigilante group, Ikpoba Johnbull, said that as soon as the news of Faith’s disappearance broke that evening, he and his men followed the girl’s mother to the farm.

He added, “We immediately mobilised and combed the area up to Izighiri and Uwumuwe, two neighbouring villages, but could not find any trace of her.

“We only found the leftovers in her flask. We informed neighbouring vigilante groups as we spent that night inside the bushes, but there was no result.

“We then advised Omodon to formally report a case of a missing person at the Abudu Police Division.”

The national youth chairman of the community, Donald Egboko, who lamented that his people were depressed and devastated over their missing daughter, appealed to security agencies to help bring back Faith.

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Abudu Police Division, Iyayi Kenneth, confirmed that the incident was reported at the station, adding, “We have transferred the case to the state police command for further investigation.”

When contacted, the state command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said, “I will find out from the CID department and get back to you.” He had yet to get back to our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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