Yet to be identified gunmen have reportedly killed a soldier attached to the Operation Safe Haven military Tasks force maintaining peace in Plateau State.
This was confirmed by DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau Police Command, who said one Abdullahi S., was killed.
Mr Tyopev added that Hafsat Gambo, a 21-year old girl was also abducted in the course of the incident at Corner Soja community of Jos North Local government area of the state, Daily Trust writes.
“Yesterday, at about 9.p.m, one Alhaji Idris Gambo of Corner Soja community of Jos North reported at our Laranto Division that at about 7.p.m, some unknown gunmen went to his house in a Golf vehicle and forcefully took his daughter Hafsat Gambo, 21, to an unknown destination.
“Our men immediately mobilised to the scene of crime. On arrival, we discovered that in the bid to escape, the gunmen shot and fatally injured Lance Cpl. Abdullahi S, a soldier attached to the military taskforce
“We immediately rushed him to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” he said.
The PPRO said that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary as investigation commences to fish out the criminals and bring them to book.