A 20year old youth by name Rinji Peter Bala also know as Bobo was reported shot by Military men at Sector 1 in the evening hours of Tuesday 12th May 2020 in Jos Plateau State.
Report shows that the youths numbered 7 were arrested by the vigilantes for breaking the lockdown order around 7pm at hwolshe area overhead bridge and where handed to the soldiers around 18th street Lounge and later taken 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 we’re asked to run away. He said as they ran out of the Army Sector 1 as instructed by the army men, they were fired with gunshots and the deceased was shot dead and they all had to keep running after which they realised that Rinji was not with them.out.
Rinji’s 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 because they were not guilty but on reaching home, he was told by the other boys that his son fell after he was shot at and had to go back and look for him. The father later saw the boy lying lifeless on the road close to the Army sector at Zaria Road.
The family is yet to give out any statement concerning the incident as they have been in continuous mourning.
The remaining 6 boys have been taken to the state Police A-Division to file a report after which an investigation will be carried out.