Plateau herdsmen attach: Two soldiers dead, others




According to reports, two soldiers were killed in a suspected Fulani herdsmen attack in Dung Kasa, Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State., on Febuary 14.

The Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, Confirmed the death of the soldiers, revealing seven suspects had been arrested, 23 dead bodies were discovered in Mararaba Dare area as the herdsmen opened fire on the troops’ convoy and the residents.

While one Ak 47 assault rifle with 26 rounds of 7.62mm special and One locally made single barrel loaded with 15 rounds, were also recovers from them.

“Troops of 3 Division Garrison, Jos arrested seven suspects and recovered weapons in the clash between Miango community and herdsmen at Rafiki village on Wednesday. The troops responded to distress calls to the clash reported by locals. As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the  herdsmen opened fire on them. Two soldiers paid the supreme price and seven suspects were arrested in connection with the clashes. While conducting search, troops discovered 23 dead bodies at Mararaba Dare shortly before Rafiki Village and many civilians were wounded. 2 other soldiers wounded are receiving medical attention at 3 Division Military Hospital and Medical Services. They are stable”, he said.

Troops have intensified patrol within the general area to forestall further break down of law and other.




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