BREAKING: Crisis in Kaduna as soldier shoots boy dead
- Three people have been reportedly killed following a rift between soldiers and civilians in Kaduna
- The fracas emerged after a soldier reportedly killed a young boy in the the state
- It is said that the victim committed no crime and was killed unjustly
- There are fears that the situation may degenerate into further religious violence
Emerging reports suggest that no fewer than three persons have been killed and several others injured after a soldier allegedly killed a civilian in Kaduna state.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that a soldier has just shot a boy to death in front of Command Secondary School in Command Junction By Sabo Express Road, Kaduna.
The incident happened around Television junction in the volatile state.
According to an eye witness, Joshua Ayo, the boy was packing sand in front of the Military Secondary School called Command Secondary School when the soldier ordered him to stop.
The boy however, pleaded with the soldier to allow him pack the sand since the gutter belonged to nobody. The soldier got angry and shot the boy.
Legit.ng gathered that some angry youths in the area took to the street in protest of the killing. A resident, who gave his name as Oseni, said some angry youths took the corpse to the front of Command and blocked the road.
Things went awry as soldiers reportedly opened fire on the protesters, killing two on the spot.
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All efforts to get the story from the side of the military was abortive as youths have gathered massively in front of the gate of the Command Secondary School and barricaded the entrance demanding that the soldier who murdered the boy in cold blood should be brought out for jungle justice.
When contacted, the Kaduna state police command PPRO, DSP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident, but failed to give details of what really happened.
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