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Tragedy as 13 year-old boy commits suicide in Kaduna after soldier tortured him


A 13-year-old boy, Knowledge Hashimu, has dedicated suicide after he was severely brutalised by a soldier and members of the civilian Joint Activity Drive (JTF) within the Ungwan Maigero Neighborhood within the Chikun Native Authorities Space (LGA) of Kaduna State.

The deceased, who till his demise, was residing together with his dad and mom on Lafiya Sarki Road in the identical LGA was mentioned to have dedicated suicide inside their compound, after he was falsely accused of stealing N10,000 from a neighbour and allegedly tortured by a soldier and civilian JTF members.

{The teenager} was mentioned to have dedicated suicide on Friday, June 6, 2024.

Earlier than his mysterious demise, Knowledge, who was writing his Junior Secondary Faculty examination, was on June 1, 2024, severely crushed to a pulp by a soldier and members of the civilian JTF.

Knowledge was accused of stealing the sum from a 16-year-old neighbor generally known as Hope, who reportedly invited her boyfriend, one Segun Samson who’s a serving soldier at Bodi Camp in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Fairly than reporting to the police, the soldier was mentioned to have dragged Knowledge and Hope’s brother — each accused of stealing the cash — to the civilian JTF workplace.

On the civilian JTF workplace, Knowledge was mentioned to have been severely crushed to the purpose the place he was unable to stroll.

He returned residence after receiving medical consideration however the story modified for the more serious on Thursday, June sixth, 2024 as Knowledge’s lifeless physique was discovered hanging on a noose behind their compound when his dad and mom weren’t round.

The unhappy demise of Knowledge has plunged his dad and mom into deep misery, as his grieving father recounted the tragic occasions.

“On June 1, 2024, whereas I used to be in Zaria, I acquired distressing information that Knowledge was accused of stealing N1000 from our neighbor’s daughter, Miss Hope Danladi,” he recounted.

“Experiences indicated that the Civilian JTF took issues into their very own palms and subjected Knowledge to extreme beating. Nonetheless, to my utter disbelief, whereas Knowledge was crushed right into a state of unconsciousness, Hope’s youthful brother emerged unscathed and returned residence untouched.

“Upon additional investigation at residence, it was revealed that Hope’s youthful brother was the perpetrator. Upon looking out him, N9000 was found in his pocket, and he confessed to having spent N1000 already.”

“Moreover, it was reported that Hope contacted her boyfriend, Segun Samson, who purported himself as a serving soldier at Bodi Camp in Port-Harcourt to the Civilian JTF in Dokaji Road, Narayi. He introduced his ID card for validation.

“Following Hope’s name, Samson arrived and escorted Knowledge and Hope’s youthful brother to the Civilian JTF workplace, urging them to self-discipline the boys.

“My son suffered grievous accidents from the brutal beating inflicted by the Civilian JTF, rendering him unable to stroll. We rushed him to the hospital for medical consideration and reported the incident to the police station.

“On Thursday, whereas I used to be away, I acquired an pressing name to return residence instantly, informing me that my son had tragically ended his personal life by hanging himself with a rope behind our compound.

“Although my beloved son has departed from this world, I’m resigned to the need of God. He’s gone. But, I implore the authorities to make sure that justice prevails, and people liable for my son’s torment are held accountable. Could this function a warning to others.”

In the meantime, the Kaduna State Police Command