Army Confirms Death Of 2 Soldiers, 23 Civilians In Wednesday Attack On Plateau Community

The Oasis Reporters

March 15, 2018

 

Lt. Gen. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff.
By Moses Gbande in Jos

Seven suspects have been arrested by troops of the 3 Division Garrison, Jos, Plateau State who also recovered weapons in the clash between Miango community and herdsmen at Rafiki village on Wednesday, 14 February, 2018.

Brigadier General Texas Chukwu,
Director Army Public Relations in a statement says the troops responded to distress calls on the clash reported by locals.

“As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on troops convoy. 2 soldiers paid the supreme price. 7 suspects were arrested in connection with the clashes.

“While conducting a 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.

“Weapons recovered include one Ak 47 assault rifle with 26 rounds of 7.62mm special and One locally made single barrel loaded with 15 rounds.

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

“You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your reputable medium”.

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