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JUST IN: How Nigerian soldiers allegedly killed UNIJOS student

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Rinji Peter Bala, a student of the University of Jos, has been allegedly murdered by some men of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state capital.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the entire household of the deceased has been thrown into mourning. Before death, 20-year-old Rinji, popularly known as Bobo, was a 300 level student of the department of History.

According to an eyewitness, the armed officers, who are members of the special Taskforce in the state, arrested Rinji alongside five others on Tuesday over allegation of theft and burglary.

He was then whisked to the command of the Taskforce along Zaria Road in Jos.

Afterwards, they were released and while leaving, a soldier allegedly opened fire on them, killing Rinji in the process. The five others who survived, however, fled for their safety.

As of the time of filing this report, the Nigerian Army is yet to react to the unfortunate incident.

Reactions

Many Nigerians have, however, called for justice to prevail against the suspected killers of Rinji. Below are some of the reactions on social media;

https://twitter.com/NameisMayang/status/1260456677800841217

https://twitter.com/eiiike_2iixeke/status/1260398110817296384

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