Family demands justice as ‘senior colleagues kill’ air force student in Kaduna

The family of late Felix Aliyu, a 15-year-old student of Air force Comprehensive School, Kaduna, has demanded a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to his death.

Aliyu, who was the newly appointed deputy head boy of the school, was alleged to have been killed on June 19 by two outgoing senior students of the school.

The students were said to have finished writing their final examination — Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) –and were waiting to write the National Examination Council (NECO) exam.

Speaking in an interview with journalists on Sunday, Paul Samson, the deceased’s nephew, said he visited Aliyu during the Sallah break and met him hail and hearty.


Samson described Aliyu as a “brilliant and disciplined student to the core” and said the family members were still in shock over his death.

He urged the management of the school to investigate the incident thoroughly and ensure that justice is done.

“The management of the school and the authorities of Nigerian Air Force (NAF), can do honour to our son by intensifying efforts to unravel what led to his death”, he said.


“We were assured that an investigation is currently going on to fish out the culprits and see that justice is served.

“We, as a family, trust in the integrity of the school and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). We are confident that the killers of our son will not escape punishment.”

Reacting in a statement, Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesperson, said in order to avoid all sorts of speculations, a thorough investigation has commenced to unravel what actually led to the death of the student.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, and indeed the entire NAF family are saddened by the painful and unfortunate incident of the untimely death of one of our students at Air Force Secondary School, Kaduna on 19 June 24,” the statement reads.


“To avoid all sorts of speculations, a thorough investigation is currently ongoing to unravel how, why and what actually led to the death of the victim.

“Rest assured that this matter is receiving the utmost urgency it deserves, and we won’t rest until it is unravelled.”

Add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected from copying.