Soldier Killed As Gunmen Abduct Woman In Plateau
The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed that a soldier attached to the Special Military Task Force, codenamed Operation Safe Haven, was killed in Corner Soja area of Jos North Local Government Area of the state as gunmen successfully abducted a 21-year-old Hafsat Gambo and took her to an unknown destination.
Tyopev Terna, police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the non-commissioned officer, a lance corporal, was shot while responding to a report that a girl was forcefully taken by unknown gunmen in the area on Tuesday evening.
Mr Terna gave the name of the deceased as Abdullahi S. who was attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), in sector one of the state police command on Zaria Road, Jos.
He added that “no arrest has been made, but the investigation is on to track the perpetrators.”
He said, “On the 09/10/2018 at about 2100hrs, Alhaji Idris Gambo of Corner Soja, Jos, reported at the Laranto Police Division that on the same date at about 1950hrs, some unknown gunmen went to his house located at the above-mentioned address in a Red Gulf vehicle and forcefully took his daughter Hafsat Gambo, who is 21 years old, away to an unknown destination.”
“After his report, the Police immediately mobilised to the scene of the crime. On arrival, the police discovered that in the bid to escape, the unknown gunmen shot and fatally injured one L/Cpl Abdullahi S. attached to STF Sector One, Zaria Road, Jos.
“He was immediately rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary. Meanwhile, investigation in the case is ongoing.”