Plateau Killings: Bodies of missing soldiers recovered

Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.
Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.

The military Special Task Force (STF) keeping the peace in Plateau said it has recovered two bodies, out of three missing soldiers, at Kurmi, a border village between Taraba and Plateau.

The STF spokesman, Iweha Ikedichi, a captain, said this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wase.

A militia group reportedly killed six soldiers at Kurmi village last Tuesday. Three other soldiers were declared missing.

There had been series of attacks at Kurmi where innocent civilians, particular women and children, were maimed and killed by the suspected militia group.

The attacks worsened as nine soldiers were involved, which prompted the STF, in collaboration with the 3 Armoured Division, to locate and engage the group in a battle on Saturday.

“We found the two bodies of our missing soldiers during our operation in Kurmi, Wadata and Kadarko communities,” Mr. Ikedichi said.

“As we speak, our men are still searching for the remaining soldier; we pray he is still alive.

“We shall leave no stone unturned in our search until we find our man whether dead or alive,” he declared.
He said the military was doing all it could to curb the excesses of the militia group which had a strong hold in the communities.

Mr. Ikedichi assured that the military would continue to put in its best to protect members of the affected communities and keep the peace in Plateau. (NAN)


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