The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called on the government of the United States to thoroughly investigate the death of a 19- year-old Nigerian activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, in Florida.
Salau, was declared missing on June 6 after she tweeted that a man had assaulted her.
She had taken part in a Black Lives Matter protest earlier in the day and a man offered to give her a ride back to a church where she had sought “refuge” because of “unjust living conditions”.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Salau who spoke at Black Lives Matters protests in the city, was last seen on June 6, near Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue, Tallahassee.
However, her remains were found dead on Sunday after the police launched manhunt for her.
While reacting to her death, Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the murder of Salau as depressing and cruel.
The NIDCOM boss in a statement signed by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM condoled with the immediate family of Salau who died while advocating against oppression and injustice.
She added that the US Government must conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to Salau’s death.