Suspected terrorists kill army officer, two others in Plateau.


An Army personnel and two others were gunned down in a fresh attack by suspected bandits at Rikwe-Chongu village in the Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Thursday night.

The spokesman of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major Ishaku Takwa, who confirmed the incident , said that the incident occurred on Thursday night.

According to the military spokesperson, troops have since been deployed to the community, as normalcy have since been restored.

The reports that Plateau state has constantly suffered attacks by gunmen.

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Earlier this month, at least 100 people were killed, homes razed and many abducted by gunmen across ten villages in Kanam Local Government area of the state.

Takwa said: “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.”

The National Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association, David Malison, in statement, states that three locals were killed, one person injured and several houses razed.

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