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  • Updated: May 18, 2020

Rinji: Plateau Governor Vows Justice for UNIJOS Student Shot by Soldiers


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has promised that justice will be served in the killing of Rinji Peter Bala, an undergraduate of the University of Jos (UNIJOS). 

AllNews reported how Mr. Bala was killed by security operatives along  Zaria Road, Jos, the state capital, in the past week. 

Although the Nigerian army has admitted that its operatives killed the deceased, it said the incident occurred in error. 

While addressing the people of the state on Sunday, Mr Lalong registered his personal condolences and that of the Government to the family of Rinji Peter Bala. 

"I have already ordered a probe and I urge for calm as the law takes its cause. Justice will be done," He assured. 

Accordingly, he also sympathized with victims of attacks in some communities of the State such as in Bassa Local Government, perpetrated by criminals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown.

He condemned the gruesome murder of Dr. Nandi Drenkat, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Jos and the kidnap of his daughter. 

The suspected kidnappers killed Dr. Drenkat and abducted his daughter at his residence around 12 midnight on Friday, this paper learnt. 

The Plateau Police Command, however, stated that it has arrested one of the suspected killers of the UNIJOS lecturer. 

Moreover, the kidnapped daughter of the lecturer was rescued alive by security agencies in conjunction with the Hunters Association. 

"Sadly, one of the gallant members of the Hunters Association, Muhammadu Sani made the supreme sacrifice as he died of gunshot wounds from the criminals. We send sincere condolences to his family and pray for the repose of his soul." 

"We condole with his immediate family as well as the management, staff, and students of the University," Mr Lalong said. 

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