The grieving mother of a young Nigerian woman, who was found dead with her vital parts missing, said her daughter had promised to return home the next day before going out with her friends on Christmas eve.

Plangnan Solomon, a resident of Congo Rosha in the Plateau State, was found dead in the waterways near Plateau Radio Television Station in Rayfield, four days after she disappeared.

The young victim was found dead with her eyes and other body parts removed, according to reports.

Plangnan’s mother, Salomi Solomon said her daughter was nowhere to be found for four days until a Facebook post signaled her family that everything was not well.

“It is not in her character to leave home and stay longer than time. Anytime she left home, at most, she stayed away for one day and returned but the last time she left, it was unusual.”

“Three days after she went out, we didn’t hear from her. I then asked her sisters to call her phone number. We dialled the number severally but there was no response.”

“We later heard that a picture of the corpse of a young woman was posted on Facebook but it didn’t occur to us that it was her,” Salomi said in an interview with Daily Trust.

When Plangnan’s body was first discovered, residents of the area posted pictures of the corpse on various social media platforms to create awareness.

Bridget John, a nephew to the deceased, said the family was desperately searching for his sister when he came acroos a photo on Facebook.

“A day after I saw the picture on Facebook, though I couldn’t recognize who was in the picture, I was disturbed by the development because I knew that my aunt was nowhere to be found, and she could be the one in the picture. I told my grandma about it and asked what about if that corpse was Plangnan’s.”

“I called other members of the family to go to where the body was said to have been seen. We took a tricycle and headed to a police outpost in Rayfield where we made inquiries.”

“The police said she had been buried because they couldn’t keep the body with them in that it was getting rotten and wouldn’t be good to leave it like that. Afterwards, we were all taken to Mai Adiko Burial Ground and showed where she was buried. We came back home and informed the family that Plangnan was confirmed dead and already buried.”

Police say Plangnan was a victim of ritual killing. Her devastated mother recalls warning her daughter to be careful with men and not to trust them completely because some of them use their relationship with women to achieve their hidden objectives.

“The death of Plangnan is painful but there is nothing I can do. As a believer, we just have to be patient but it is painful. We have accepted it in good faith. Children of today don’t listen to their parents anymore. They prefer to do whatever they like. I remember, always warn her to be careful with men.”

“This will serve as a lesson to everyone, especially women. Never trust men all the time. There are good ones among them but many are bad. Whoever seeks a relationship with you, investigate to know if the person is of good character before accepting him. If not, leave him and forge ahead with your life. These are my words to all women,” the mother added.

Plangnan’s older sister, Nanman Solomon, described the death as a great loss to the entire family.

“We have really missed a sister but God knows why he took her at this time. She loved everybody in the family. When she was alive, whenever she offended you, she would come for forgiveness. We will live to remember her forever,” she said.

According to reports, the police are yet to register a case and begin a murder investigation despite them being the ones that buried the victim even before the family was informed about the death.

“The case was not reported to the police and that was why no investigation was carried on the matter,” the police spokesman in the state, ASP Ubah Gabriel, told the outlet.

The family, however, claims that they had alerted the police outpost at Rayfield while searching for Plangnan’s whereabouts.

Offering his condolences to the victim’s family, the community leader of Congo Rosha, Victor Kwara said the state security will be intensified to curb the rising criminal activities against women.

“It is worrisome that we are no longer safe. People can’t move freely. People are often scared of what may happen to them. We call on the government to do everything possible to bring an end to all forms of criminal activities in the state,” he said.

A similar incident was reported on Jan. 6, when the police found the lifeless body of Jennifer Anthony in the Domus Pacis Guest House.

The UniJos student was allegedly killed by her boyfriend. The victim was also found with her eyes and other parts of her body removed.

Governor Simon Lalong alleged that both ‘ritual killings’ were suspected to be carried out by a group of internet fraudsters who call themselves the “Yahoo Boys”.

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