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Soldier kills party supporter in Jos

Posted: Apr 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu, Jos

A 21-year-old man was on Saturday shot dead by a soldier at the Ali Kazaure polling centre in Jos North local government area of Plateau State.

Sunday Independent gathered that the man, whose names were given as Salim Nasir, who was a supporter one of the political parties.

He was reportedly shot by a soldier when he engaged supporters of another party in a scuffle.

It was gathered that Nasir, in the course of the scuffle, drew a knife to kill a supporter of another party.

As the soldier tried unsuccessfully to dispossess him of the weapon, he (the soldier) fired at him.

The incident nearly marred voting at the Sarkin Arab ward, but the timely intervention of other security agents saved the situation.

The man, who was taken to be injured, was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he died.

The STF spokesman, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.

He explained that the man engaged the soldiers in a fight when they tried to intervene and prevent him from stabbing his opponent

Iweha advised the public to always cooperate with security men and allow them to do their job, even as he commiserated with the deceased family.