The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) has denied allegation that it shot dead a student of the University of Maiduguri on Jan. 4 in Maiduguri.
JTF spokesman Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, made the denial on Monday in Maiduguri in a statement issued to newsmen. Musa, however, acknowledged that a student was injured by stray bullet during a cross fire between the JTF and some suspected terrorists in Gwange, Maiduguri on Jan. 4.
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“Information at our disposal revealed that about 5.50pm on Friday, a JTF location was attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Gwange, Maiduguri. “During an exchange of fire, a taxi car was caught in the cross fire. Unfortunately a university student was hit by stray bullet,” he said.
Musa said the victim was immediately rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). “The injured student was taken to UMTH where he is receiving medical attention and responding to treatment,’’ he said.