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Air Force school student dies serving punishment

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

Aliyu, an orphan who lost his parents in 2013, is survived by his twin brother, who is also a student at the military boarding school located in Mando, Kaduna.

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.

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

In a statement issued on Saturday, Gabkwet said an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing.

“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.

“To avoid all sorts of speculations, a thorough investigation is currently ongoing to unravel how, why, and what led to the death of the victim. Rest assured that this matter is receiving the utmost urgency it deserves, and we won’t rest until it is unravelled,” the statement read.

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