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Hiny Iniobong Umoren: Job-Seeking Nigerian Lady Killed, Buried In Shallow Grave

Young Nigerian lady went for a job interview in Akwa Ibom, South-south Nigeria, but never made it back home alive.

A job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, who was declared missing on Thursday, April 29, has been found dead, a friend to the deceased has confirmed.

Umoren’s friend with the Twitter handle, ‘Happiness Activist @UmohUduak1,’ who had announced on Thursday that Umoren was in trouble after going for a job interview along airport road, disclosed that she has been found dead. 

She announced Sunday morning May 2, in a video on Twitter crying that “they have killed me.”

“They killed my friend and they buried my friend,” she tweeted.

Umoren went missing on April 29, after she was invited for a job interview along the Awka Ibom Airport road, South-south Nigeria by another Twitter user (who has now deactivated his account).

She had announced on Twitter on Tuesday, April 27 that she was in need of a job. 

“#AkwaIbomTwitter please I’m really in need of a job, something to do to keep mind and soul together while contributing dutifully to the organisation. My location is Uyo, I’m creative, really good in thinking critically and most importantly a fast learner. CV available on request,” Umoren tweeted.

Umoren never came home from the interview.

@UmohUduak1, who had initiated the search for her missing friend on Thursday, April 29 said her friend had sent a one-second distress voice note of her screaming on WhatsApp across to her on that fateful day, Umoh tried calling Umoren but could not reach her 

#HinyNumoren started trending after @UmohUduak1 called for help online, saying she was unable to reach Ms Umoren after a job interview along the airport road in Akwa Ibom. 

Her remains were reportedly dumped in a shallow grave in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom although HumAngle is yet to independently verify this claim. 

In another video posted by another Twitter user @ManUtdInPidgin, Ms Umoren’s relatives were seen weeping as they identified the body of their daughter.

Although the @PoliceNG Anti-Kidnapping Squad of Akwa Ibom State Command on Twitter disclosed that it was already investigating this case. 

“As a matter of fact, two suspects have been arrested. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses,” the police said on Twitter.

Further calls placed to the Akwa Ibom Police on comments about Ms Umoren’s reported death on Sunday morning were not answered.

According to a world population review, Nigeria ranks 7th  most dangerous country for women to live in.

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