19-year-old Kika Onyibe, a Law student at Birmingham University, UK, passed away on Wednesday, April 12th, during a surgery for ruptured appendix in a Lagos hospital. It was gathered that she died due to complications from the surgery. According to her boyfriend, Emmanuel Ayoola, she had traveled to Nigeria from the UK to receive treatment for what she thought was an infection but ended up being a ruptured appendix..
Responding to her mother’s question on whether she was scared, just before she went in for the surgery, Kika said:
“No, I’m at peace. I know we’re I’m going if I don’t come out and I will be with Jesus”
Meanwhile, heartwarming tributes have been pouring in for Kika. Friends, family, boyfriend, colleagues led tributes for her on social media. All spoke of her kindness, generosity and warmth. Her Remains will be laid to rest at Ikoyi cemetery on Tuesday 18th of April 2017. Her boyfriend, Emmanuel Ayoola wrote: