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Police, varsity confirm death of lecturer in Abuja flood

The death of Philip Azubuike, a lecturer in Physics Department, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State has been confirmed by the police and loved ones, including some of his students.

Azubuike, reportedly died after he was swept away by the flood that occured at Trademore Estate in Lugbe area of Abuja, during Friday’s heavy downpour.

Before his remains was found, it was earlier speculated that the lecturer may have died in the flood as eyewitnesses testified they saw when the flood swept him away, in his car, a Peugeot 406 with registration No. YLA 681 FS. 

The remains of the lecturer was found at the opening of a canal in the estate by one Inspector Ashiru, a policeman, who claims he was only recently posted to the area.

Inspector Ashiru while explaining how he discovered the corpse and pulled it out of the canal with the aid of other residents, also said he is a victim as he lost all his belongings to the flood.

The university through some staff and students confirmed the sad development.

One of his students, Ijudigal Mamza Yusuf who described the young lecturer as everyone’s best lecturer, wrote on Facebook:

“Mr Philip Azubuike Porous, (my PHY101 lecturer when I was in 100level) is no more.
Heard He was caught in the unfortunate incident of the flood in Lugbe, Abuja.

“Everyone’s best physics lecturer on campus 😭
Life is very brief
May his soul rest in peace….”

David Daniel Gajere, a classmate of the deceased wrote.

“Oh my God, Philip Azubuike, abokina that’s not what we struggled for. The struggles since undergraduate to our national service year.

“May God comfort us all 😭😭😭😭😭😭. May your soul rest in peace Sir Porous.”

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