By Ahmed Ajikobi
One month after 200 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Aisha Kuranga was declared missing, her father, Alhaji Kayode Kuranga has said all efforts by the police, Department of State Security (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to locate his daughter is yet to yield the desired result.
He however expressed confidence that the security operatives will find his child soon.
The 19-year-old Aisha, who is a student of the Department of Educational Technology in the institution, was on 24th July, 2018 declared missing by her family.
Speaking with our reporter in a telephone chat yesterday, Alhaji Kuranga disclosed that the family has informed security operatives in the state about the unfortunate incident.
Kuranga however said he was informed about the sad incident 24 hours after his daughter’s disappearance.
“We were disturbed and demoralised after hearing about the disappearance of my daughter. We took off from Lagos to Ilorin on July 26 and since our arrival, we have been meeting with the school management and security operatives.
“We have reported the case at the “F” Division at Tanke, “A” Division police station and police headquarters.
“We also reported to the Department of State Security and they are all working tirelessly to ensure that our child is back safely.
“I have reported the case to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command and they are all making move on it.
“I rely on Almighty Allah and I believe the security operatives will find my child and she will return home safely,” he added.
Speaking on his last conversation with his daughter, Alhaji Kuranga said, “I called Aisha on Friday before the incident, she demanded for pocket money which I sent to her and her younger one in the school.
“She later called me that she has used the money for a practical project in the school. I sent her another N6,000 to make up for the money she used for the project.
“The preceding Monday before the incident, I sent N10,000 to be shared N5,000 each with her younger one and on 23rd of July, I called her and promised that I will send her some money to share with her younger one at the end of the month. That was the last conversation I had with her.
“We usually call her mobile phone and sometimes it will ring but there will be no response on the other end. We later found out it had been switched off.
“Last Monday when we called her number, it went through but nobody picked until it was switched off. They normally put the phone on and off,” he lamented.
When contacted on the telephone, the state police spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi said the command has deployed its intelligence officers to locate the whereabouts of Aisha, adding that the command is on top of the situation.
He added that the police has made announcement on the radio and other platforms in a bid to find Aisha.
Similarly, the Public Relations Officer of Kwara NSCDC, Bello Olorunfemi, assured the Kuranga family that their daughter would return home safely.
Also, the management of the University of Ilorin has assured that no stone would be left unturned to locate the whereabouts of the missing student.
Speaking with this medium, the Sub dean, Students Affairs, Dr Alex Akanmu said, “We are hopeful that our student will return safely to us and the management is working assiduously on this.”
According to reports, Aisha was discovered missing around 7pm on Tuesday July 24.