Gunmen kill Soldier, abduct 21-year-old woman in Jos

Written by on October 11, 2018

A soldier attached to the Special Military Task Force, codenamed Operation Safe Haven, has been confirmed dead as gunmen successfully abducted a 21-year-old Hafsat Gambo and took her to an unknown destination.

During the incident, which happened on Tuesday evening at Corner Soja area of Jos, the Plateau State capital, the OPSH soldier simply identified as Abdullahi S, a Lance Corporal attached to STF Sector One, was said to have been shot by the gunmen while they were trying to escape.

The spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident, saying “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.”

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