July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

15-year-old student of Air Force school allegedly punished to death

Blaise Aliyu, a student of the Air Force Comprehensive School, Kaduna, has been reportedly punished to death by two of his senior colleagues.

Aliyu is survived by his twin brother, who is also a student at the military boarding school located in Mando, Kaduna.

They are orphans, having lost their parents in 2013.

It was alleged that two SS3 students reportedly summoned the 15-year-old to their room under the pretext of punishing him but ended up killing him.

The deceased’s body has been deposited in the mortuary.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Airforce, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, while reacting to the development, expressed the institution’s sorrow.

Gabkwet, in a statement on Saturday, said, “an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing.”

The statement explained that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, and indeed the entire NAF family were saddened “by the painful and unfortunate incident of the untimely death of one of our students at Air Force Secondary School, Kaduna, on June 19, 2024.”

It added that to avoid all sorts of speculations, a thorough investigation was currently ongoing to unravel how, why, and what led to the death of the victim.

The statement stated that the general public should be rest assured that the matter was receiving the utmost urgency it deserved, and that they wouldn’t rest until it was unravelled.

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