[photo] musician shot dead in imo state during clash between unknown gunmen and security operatives
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A young musician has lost his life during a clash between security operatives and unknown gunmen in Orlu, Imo State.

The musician has been identified as Roco Nnadiekwe aka Ja Rule.

He was shot dead on Sunday, according to a report by Punch.

The musician, a 2007 graduate of Political Science from Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, was said to have returned to his hometown from Port Harcourt, Rivers state, last week and was supposed to shoot a video of his latest song (single) in Owerri, on Monday, before his death.

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A popular musician in the state, Obinna Okoro, known as Acharaman, who is a friend of the 38-year-old entertainer confirmed the sad news.

Mourning his colleague, Okoro said “Roco {Ja rule} been my brother and friend since our university days. His dream 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.

[photo] musician shot dead in imo state during clash between unknown gunmen and security operatives

“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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Another musician, Uche Ndum, popularly known as Tooblac, who is a friend of the victim said “The Nigerian army has just killed my friend Roco two hours ago in orlu. This is so disheartening. I lack words right now.”