Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express outrage over the alleged killing of Rinji Bala, a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) in Plateau state, by a soldier.

Rinji, a 300 level student of history and international studies, was allegedly shot dead by a soldier attached to the Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday for “violating government’s lockdown order.”

Following his death, quite a number of Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform to pour out their annoyance while also grieving the deceased.

Using the hashtag #JusticeForRinji, they also demanded that those responsible for the killing of the student be prosecuted.

Another day another #. How long will this continue? When will security operatives start valuing the lives of civilians? As long as they’re not brought to book, such madness will continue. They know who pulled that trigger. He/she should face the law. We demand #JusticeForRinji,” a Twitter user wrote.

“You can only wonder why a promising life was wasted. While terrorists are released by the same set of security of operatives. What happened to proper investigation? Why do we have to fear our soldiers sworn to protect us? Was he handed to the Police,” another user wrote.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:



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