The Sunnyside police spokesperson said Chabalala was robbed inside the seventh-floor residential unit, forcefully thrown out of the window, and died at the scene.
The state police spokesperson, Abdullahi Usman, who confirmed the incident, said efforts were ongoing to ascertain what transpired between the deceased and the military personnel.
The police commissioner appealed to parents and guardians to monitor their children and wards and prevent them from getting involved in any sort of criminal activities.
The about 40 hoodlums were said to have chased the boarding pupils from their hostels and broke the school fence and destroyed the gate.
“Investigations are ongoing on the case, and we have a suspect in custody already,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
Gunmen killed three cops and three traders while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a working visit to the state to attend a military event.
The policemen were at Akirun of Ikirun’s palace to protect those renovating it, when armed hoodlums shot at the police officers.
Mr Joseph, who was paraded before reporters by the Ondo police command, said he regretted committing the crime against his wife and the children.
Also burnt by the fire, their mother remains in shock and is yet to recover from the trauma.
The kidnappers abandoned their victims and escaped into a nearby forest, following a confrontation from security operatives.