Today 3 December, 2021

Two Soldiers shot dead by gunmen; rifles carted away

In the late hours of Friday, 20th March 2020, two soldiers were allegedly killed by gunmen in Plateau state.

The two soldiers, who eyewitnesses confirmed to be on patrol along Ancha road (Miango community, Bassa local government area of Plateau state) when the gunmen attacked them.

Speaking on the incident, Mr Yohanna Gado said that the soldiers died on spot after the exchange gunshots by both parties.

He explained that residents heard gunshots around 6:15pm and it lasted till around 7:45pm. Being civilians, no one could come out of their houses till the gunshots ceased and it was that moment they realized that the dead body of two soldiers was lying on the floor with their rifles taken away.

He further explained that the soldiers were friendly and secured the area via patrol and by giving the residents security tips.

In the same vein, Mr Lawrence Zongo (Spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association), explained that the corpse of the killed soldiers have been taken to the mortuary by fellow soldiers.

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