Nigerian, Moyo Adeoba, did not die in the Brussels bomb attacks, family members have told rights activist, Hafsat Abiola-Costello.
The founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) on Sunday alerted Nigerians about Adeoba’s listing as one of the victims of Tuesday, March 22 bomb attacks at Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station.
Mrs Abiola-Costello requested for anyone in touch with the family of the man whom she concluded was a student at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), a French-speaking private research university in Brussels, to contact her as she was in the city with her family.
On Monday, she posted an update on Facebook saying: “Friends, thank you for sharing my message until it reached Mr. Moyo Adeoba’s family. I just got a call from his sister. He was not a student as I had surmised from his FB profile. According to his sister, he was approximately 62 years old. The family has not heard from him since the attack but are hoping that perhaps he is among the injured. However, his name is listed among those that died. I will be going to the Embassy today to make sure the officials are aware of him and are working with the Belgian authorities to secure his body. I will keep you posted.”
She later wrote: “It seems Mr. Moyo Adeoba is alive and well! Some of his family have spoken to him and I notice that his name is not on the updated list of victims online. I am trying to touch base with him directly. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and keep him in our prayers.”