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JTF denies killing UNIMAID student

07 January 2013, 16:51

Maiduguri - 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.

``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.

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