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Soldier killed, woman abducted in Jos

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 2100 hrs , Alhaji Idris Gambo of Corner Soja , Jos , reported at the Laranto Police Division that on the same date at about 1950 hrs , 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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