The latest news about the last Tuesday Terrorist attack in Brussels- an event that killed about 31 people is that a Nigerian national, identified as Adeoba Moyo, was among the people that lost their lives in the deadly attack.
Hafsat Costello, daughter of the winner of the 1993 presidential election Chief MKO Abiola, broke the news of the dead Nigerian.
By noon, a Twitter hashtag, #AdeobaMoyo was already trending in his name. A Facebook page in his name identified him with the Brussels university and Ahmadiyya College in Agege, Lagos. The page bore no photograph and no post since September 2014.
Mrs Costello commended concerned Nigerians through her Facebook page for helping to spread her message until it reached the family of the deceased
“I just got a call from his sister who clarified that he was not a student as I had surmised from his FB profile. According to his sister, he was approximately 62 years old, She said.
Later yesterday, Mrs. Costello thanked concerned Nigerians through her Facebook page, stating: “Friends, thank you for sharing my message until it reached Mr. Moyo Adeoba’s family.
“I just got a call from his sister who clarified that 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 that he is among the dead and are working with the Belgian authorities to secure his body. I will keep you posted.”
It would be recalled that on March 22, three coordinated strikes loaded with nail bomb attacked Brussels Airport in Zaventem and the Maalbeek metro station leaving 31 people dead and several injured.
In the attacks, 31 people, excluding the three suicide bombers were killed, and over 300 people were injured. A Liberian woman, 41 years old, on her way to the United States, to attend the funeral of her stepfather, was also among the dead. She was identified as Elita Weah.