Hafsat Abiola in touch with family of Nigerian listed as ‘victim’ of Brussels attacks

Rights activist, Hafsat Abiola-Costello has established contact with a sister of Moyo Adeoba, a Nigerian among the “reported fatalities or people missing” in last Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.

The founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) on Sunday alerted Nigerians about Adeoba’s listing as one of the victims of three bomb attacks at the city’s airport and Maelbeek metro station.

She 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.”

The Federal Government is yet to confirm if there was a Nigerian victim in the attack.

A text message sent to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was not replied as at the time of filing this report.