Militia goup attack: STF recovers 2 corpses of soldiers, one still missing in Plateau

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WASE () – The Special Task Force (STF) keeping the peace in Plateau said it had recovered two bodies, out of the three missing soldiers at Kurmi, a village between Taraba and Plateau.

STF , Capt. Iweha ikedichi, said this on Wednesday in an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wase.

NAN reports that on April 28, a militia group alleged six soldiers at Kurmi village, and three others went missing.

There had been series of attacks at Kurmi where innocent civilians, particular women and children, were maimed and killed by the suspected militia group.
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The attacks worsened as nine soldiers were involved, which prompted the STF, in collaboration with the 3 Armoured Division, to locate and engage the group 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.

`As we speak, our are still searching for the remaining soldier; we pray he is still alive.

“We shall live no stone unturned in our search until we find our man whether dead or alive, “ he declared.

He said that the military was doing all it could to curb the excesses of the militia group which had a strong hold on the communities.

Ikedichi assured that the military would continue to put in its best to protect members of the affected communities and keep the peace on the Plateau.(NAN)
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