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Imo: Army Kill Popular Musician Amid Invasion of Orlu

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A musician, Roco Nnadiekwe, popularly known by his stage name Ja Rule was on Sunday shot dead during a clash between bandits and security operatives in Orlu in Imo state.

The musician who is a graduate of Political Science from Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, was said to have returned to his hometown last week and was supposed to shoot a video of his latest song (single) in Owerri, on Monday, before he was killed.

A friend of the deceased, Obinna Okoro, known as Acharaman, who is a popular musician in the state confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Mourning his colleague, Okoro said, “Roco {Ja rule} is my brother and friend since our university days. His dreams was to be successful in life through his music. After our graduation, Roco went to Portharcourt in search of his family’s betterment.

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“He returned to music three years ago and later we recorded a song which he featured me in his 1st single called “ONYE NA WAY YA”.

“Last week Roco returned home from Porth Harcourt and said he was going to shoot the video of that our song by tomorrow being Monday

“This afternoon the Nigerian army killed my homie Roco in his home town Orlu. Roco believes in Nigeria so much and today Nigeria has failed my friend. It’s hard to believe this.”

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