- A soldier was killed by unidentified gunmen in Plateau
- A 21-year old lady was also abducted by the gunmen
- The army called on people with valuable information to provide it
Unidentified gunmen killed one Abdullahi S., a soldier attached to the Operation Safe Haven, a military Tasksforce maintaining peace in Plateau.
DSP Terna Tyopev, the police public relations officer of the Plateau Police Command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.
Tyopev said one 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.
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"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. He said investigation to unravel those behind the crime was ongoing.
Tyopev called on members of the public with useful information on the crime to make it available to the police.
Meanwhile, protesters under the aegis of The Faithful, numbering over 100, on Tuesday, October 9, took to the streets of Jos to protest against the serial killings and the recent discoveries from the mining pond in Dura-Du District in the Jos South local government area of Plateau state, the Punch reports.
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Legit.ng gathered that the groups were also protesting against the disappearance of a former Chief of Administration in the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Idris Alkali (retd.), in questionable circumstances.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as, ‘Arise, O’ Jesus Christ and strike the killers of your people, oh king of Israel’; ‘Who owns Plateau strange pond?’; ‘We shall see blood no more’; and ‘Stop the killers and face judgment’.
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