Gunmen Killed Two Soldiers In Plateau


According to an eyewitness  and resident of the area, who preferred anonymity, said that the incident took place on Sunday 16th February, 2020.

He said the soldiers who were angered by the incident gave the community two days to provide the attackers, and on Tuesday, they allegedly raided the area and burnt down scores of houses.

The eye witness also who said the houses burnt largely belonged to the Fulani settlers in the community, added that the army also made some arrests during the raiding.

On Sunday, gunmen attacked soldiers of the sector five, killed two personnel and ran into the houses of Fulani settlers living here in X-Land.

The soldiers came and had a meeting with the Fulanis and told them to provide the culprits but they failed to do so, and yesterday being Tuesday, the soldiers came and raided the community.

Many houses were burnt, over 100 and arrested some persons’ the eye witness added.

Efforts to reach the Spokesperson of the task force, Maj. Ibrahim Shittu, on the matter was unsuccessful, as he replied the several calls put across with a text message.

The text message reads: “I have seen your text, will get back to you on it, please”.

Meanwhile, ASP Obah Ogaba, the Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Police Command, confirmed the incident.

“It is true that gunmen ambushed security personnel of sector five, opened fire on them, killed two soldiers and injured one”. The update of burnt houses is not the key matter, but soldiers were attacked and two were killed during the attack and this is the major concern, here.


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