Two Nigerian soldiers on a patrol on communities along Ancha road, has been allegedly been killed by gunmen on Friday evening in Miango community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Confirming the incident, Spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, Mr Lawrence Zongo, said the corpses of the deceased soldiers has been carted away and deposited in a mortuary.
“When the incident happened, some soldiers came and took away the two corpses. The situation was unfortunate. I followed them to the scene of the incident. Those who perpetrated the act must not go unpunished.” he said.
According to an eyewitness, Mr Yohanna Gado, said the victims died on the spot while their rifles were taken away by the gunmen during the attack.
“We heard gunshots around 6:15pm which lasted until around 7:45pm. When the sound of the gunshots ceased, we came out only to discover the body of two soldiers lying dead on the ground. Their rifles have been taken away.
“The soldiers were from our community, I don’t know their names but they were friendly and loved our people. They always patrolled the village on their motorbikes and they normally gave us tips on security.
“The community feels too bad about the loss of the soldiers who came to serve their fatherland.” he said.