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Air Force school students allegedly torture junior to death

The incident occurred on June 19, and the Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that an investigation is underway...

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Air Force school students allegedly torture junior to death

A 15-year-old student at the Air Force Comprehensive School in Kaduna, Blaise Felix Aliyu, has died after allegedly being punished by two senior students in the school’s dormitory. The incident occurred on June 19, and the Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that an investigation is underway.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, and indeed the entire NAF family are 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,” said Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

According to a source within the Air Force Base, the two senior students, who had just completed their WAEC exams, summoned Felix to their room under the pretext of punishing him. Instead, they allegedly tortured him with an electric iron, leading to his death.

“What I gathered was that two SS3 students who just finished their WAEC and were waiting for NECO examination invited Felix Aliyu, who is an Assistant Headboy, to one of their rooms to punish him,” the source stated. “According to findings, these two students tortured him with an electric iron until he died.”

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The Air Force has expressed sorrow over the incident, and the Chief of the Air Staff has promised a thorough investigation. The two senior students suspected of being behind the act have been arrested. Felix’s death has sent shockwaves through the school community, with many calling for justice and a thorough investigation.

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