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Gunmen kill Nigerian soldier, 2 others in Plateau

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The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, says gunmen have killed two locals and a soldier 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 newsmen on Friday in Jos.

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.

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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.

NAN

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