Herdsmen And Troops Clash In Plateau, 2 Soldiers Dead


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Herdsmen and Troops reportedly clashed in Plateau state which led to the death of 2 soldiers in the fight.

The incident happened after troops responded to a distress call in Rafiki Village over clashes between villagers in Miango community and herdsmen.

On seeing the soldiers, the Herdsmen opened fire on them and killed two.

A spokesman for the Army Brigadier General Texas Chukwu in a statement said that the incident happened in Plateau state on Wednesday, March 14.

The army was able to restore peace in the area and they have made a couple of arrests, they also discovered 23 dead bodies in Mararaba Dare while some weapons were recovered.

In the statement, Chukwu 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 14 February 2018. 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.”

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