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Plateau Killings: Task Force Recovers Bodies Of Two Soldiers

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

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

STF spokesman, Capt. Iweha Ikedichi, said this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wase, Plateau State.

On April 28, a militia group allegedly killed six soldiers at Kurmi village, and three others went missing.

There have been a number of attacks in Kurmi, where residents, particular women and children, were maimed and killed by the militia group.

The attacks grew worse and claimed nine soldiers, which prompted the STF, in collaboration with the 3 Armoured Division, to locate and engage the militia in a battle on Saturday.

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

“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,” the STF spokesman said.

He stated that the military was doing all it in its power to curb the excesses of the militia group, which had a stronghold on the communities.