MUSLIM GROUP WRITES TO HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION OVER THE DEATH OF FINAL YEAR STUDENT SHOT BY SOLDIER

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A Muslim group is asking the National Human Rights Commission to ensure that the killer of a final year student of University of Maiduguri, Muhammad Sulum who was shot dead by a soldier he gave a ride was brought to book.

The group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) made this appeal in a letter written to the commission and signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

MURIC said, “The killing of this promising young man is a crime against humanity. Yet it is just one out of so many unreported killings and wanton violations of Allah-given and fundamental human rights of civilians in North East Nigeria since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency.”

MURIC requested that the NHRC should take up the case to ensure that it is not swept under the carpet, the culprits are brought to justice and adequate compensation is paid to the victim’s parents.

22-year-old Sulum(pictured), a final year Physics student was driving a saloon car in Maiduguri on November 6, 2014 when a soldier waved him down, asking him for a ride, only to kill few metres away after he obliged. Muhammad-Sulum1

Two soldiers identified as James Isuwa and Umoh are currently in custody over the killing.

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