Soldier, two Civilians killed in Plateau ambush

Soldier, two Civilians killed in Plateau ambush


A soldier attached to the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH in Plateau State have been reportedly shot dead by gunmen in an ambush.

The tragedy occurred at Rikwe-Chongu Village of Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of the State.

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

Mr 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 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.

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