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Gunmen kill three Plateau women, army arrests eight suspects

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested eight people for killing three women at Rafin Bauna community of Bassa local government area.

• August 11, 2021

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested eight people for killing three women at Rafin Bauna community of Bassa local government area.

Major Ishaku Takwa, the spokesman for the task force, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos. Gunmen had attacked three women on a farm, killed two, and injured one, who later died.

Mr Takwa stated, “Troops of OPSH this afternoon arrested eight suspects in connection with the shooting of three women on a farm close to Rafin Bauna general area in Bassa.

“The troops earlier responded to the distress call and immediately mobilised to the scene and discovered two of the three women were shot dead on the spot, while one of the women sustained gunshot wounds.”

According to the army spokesman, the farmland has been cordoned off, and eight people were arrested for the murder.

“The suspects are currently in the custody of OPSH and are undergoing interrogation,” he said.

Mr Takwa added that the commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, had charged personnel to remain vigilant and take necessary measures to clamp down on criminal elements in the communities.

He further stated that Mr Ali also urged law-abiding residents always to use the hotlines distributed to the public to provide information to troops for prompt action.

(NAN)

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