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Gunmen Kill 3 Soldiers, 2 Vigilantes in Nasarawa

Bandits terrorizing the Katakpa community of Toto county of Nasarawa State have reportedly gunned down three soldiers. Also killed in the Tuesday afternoon attack were two civilian guards, locally called vigilantes.

The soldiers were deployed to Katampe following an attack on the village that has continued since February 1, according to local media.

Bandits ambushed the security officers while on a routine patrol with the local vigilante group, killing five officers.

“They (bandits) attacked four communities in Katakpa village and as a result of that, the soldiers were drafted to Katakpa village to maintain law and order. While the soldiers were on patrol, they ambushed them and killed three soldiers,” the chairman of Toto County, Abdullahi Aliyu-Tashas told Daily Trust.

The attack was also confirmed by the State Commissioner for Special Duties (Security) Timothy Kasuwa. Kasuwa told Channels Television, “It is true that they killed three soldiers and two vigilantes.”

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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