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Bandits kill soldier, two others in Plateau

Bandits kill soldier, two others in Plateau

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, yesterday, said gunmen killed one of their men and two locals at Rikwe-Chongu village of Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area

of Plateau.

Maj. Ishaku Takwa,  the Media Officer of Operation, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos.

Takwa said that the incident occurred on Thursday night, adding that OPSH deployed its troops to the community.

”There was a night attack in the area on April 28; our troops deployed to the community repelled the attack and in the process OPSH lost a soldier.

”Two other civilians died as a result of the attack as well,” he said.

But Mr David Malison, the National Publicity Secretary  of the Iregwe Development Association,  said that three locals were killed, one person injured and several houses razed.

He added that the attackers also destroyed many food barns and carted away foodstuff, animals and other valuable items.

Malison identified those killed to include; Markus Audu, 41, Yah Hwenke, 42 and Amus Kanga, 61. NAN

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