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20-Year-Old Boy Shot And Killed By Soldier In Jos, Nigeria

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The Nigerian army has been accused of killing a 20-Year-old boy, Rinji Peter Bala aka Bobo yesterday in Jos Plateau.

A 20year old youth named Rinji Peter Bala also know as Bobo has been reported shot by men of the Nigerian army at Sector 1 in the evening hours of Tuesday 12th 2020 in Jos Plateau State.

AT the family house we learnt that the youths numbered 7 were apprehended by vigilantes breaking the lockdown order around 7 pm at hwolshe area overhead bridge and where handed to the soldiers around 18th street Lounge and later transferred to the Army Sector 1

at the new Zaria Road stadium. Describing the incident one of the 7 boys(names withheld) said that after thorough investigation and torture they were found innocent and told to run away. He said as they ran out of the Army Sector 1 as been instructed

they were shot at, the deceased was shot dead and they all had to keep running after which they noticed the absence of Rinji. The father who later got reports of the arrests went on to the Army sector only to be told that the boys had already been released

as they were not criminals but on getting home, he was told by the other boys that his son fell after he was shot at, the father then had to go back. The father later saw the boy lying lifeless on the road close to the Army sector at Zaria Road.

The family is yet to issue a statement on the incident as they have been in continuous mourning.
As at the time of filling this report the remaining 6 boys have been taken to the state Police A-Division to for a report after which an investigation will commence.

Matthew Tegha reported

Details about Rinji Peter Bala

Rinji Bala was a student of the University of Jos.
Rinji was the only son of his father.
Rinji was killed yesterday by soldiers because of N10,000 and then claimed he was a robber.
Rinji committed no crime.
Rinji is dead.
This is a murder case.

UPDATE: from the house of Late Rinji who was shot by Soldiers

 

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