Two Soldiers Killed, 23 Dead Bodies, Weapons Recovered in Herdsmen/Villagers Clashes in Plateau – Army

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two soldiers, recovery of 23 dead bodies and several weapons in Plateau State during clashes between villagers in Miango community and herdsmen.
A statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Thursday, said that the incident took place on Wednesday.
The statement said troops were responding to the distress call when the herdsmen opened fire killing two soldiers.
The army said while conducting a search, 23 dead bodies were discovered while some weapons were recovered.
The statement said: “Troops of 3 Division Garrison Jos Plateau State arrested 7 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 troops convoy. 2 soldiers paid the supreme price. 7 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.
“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 other.”

Author: News Editor

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