The Nigerian military has apologised for the killing of a 20 yr old student of the University of Jos by operatives of its Operation Safe Haven outfit in Plateau State.
Peter Rinji Bala was shot dead by military officers attached to Operation Safe Haven on Tuesday. The killing attracted a lot of backlash by Nigerians on social media.
The 20yr old victim of extra judicial killing had been arrested alongside six others by vigilantes for violating a coronavirus lockdown order imposed by the state government.
The vigilantes handed over the men to the military security outfit whose officers subsequently shot Bala to death after he was tortured.
The security outfit issued a statement on Wednesday through its media officer, Major Ibrahim Shittu, expressing remorse at the unfortunate death of the civilian caused it’s personnel.
The statement read.