BREAKING: Tension in Plateau as Nigerian Army Murders 300 Level Student of UNIJOS
300 Level History and international studies student of University of Jos, Plateau State, Rinji peter Bala who was allegedly murdered by the Soldiers of the Nigerian Army at Jos Plateau State.
The deceased was said to have gone for a stroll in one of the busy areas with his friend (name withheld) where he was trailed by men of the Nigerian Army in a patrol hilux.
The incident caught the attention of people and they all gathered to tell the armed soldiers that the boys are innocent but they swung into action and drove them to an unknown location and shot Rinji Bala.
In a phone call with the deceased friend, it was gathered that Rinji peter Bala who is also known as Bobo was murdered in a cold blood by the soldiers after tagging him and his friend as armed robbers.
Explaining the incident to myschoolnews,
I was walking down the road with Bobo around 8:30 pm yesterday, some men in army uniforms stopped us and asked our destination and we told them we were heading home.
One of the soldiers said to Bobo..You on dreadlock what do you have in your pocket? and he answered nothing sir.
They began to beat us and threw us inside their hilux van, they drove us to another location and requested for N10,000 but we begged them that we don't have money.
After another round of beating, they told us to start running, we did and they opened fire on us, due to tiredness, I fell down and heard Bobo screaming in pain.
After they drove off in their van I ran to check up on Bobo only to see him laying down having no life.
Rinji Bala was the only son to his parents, and he was a 300 Level History and international studies student of University of Jos, Plateau State.
The family of the deceased are still in great shock about the demise of their 20years old only son who had great passion for music.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited in a close mortuary in plateau State by the family as they seek justice for the unlawful premeditated killing of Rinji Bala by men of the Nigeria Army.
The youths around that area have also planned a reprisal attack on any armed men sighted in that area if justice is denied to late Rinji Bala aka Bobo.