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Published On: Tue, Nov 18th, 2014

Soldier stabs man to death, others injured in Plateau

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From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos.

One security agent, attached to the Plateau State internal security agency, Operation Rainbow, was killed in Barakin Ladi local government area of the state at the weekend, during a scuffle with some soldiers attached to the Special Task Force in Jos. Three other civilians were also injured.

The incident, according to eyewitnesses, occurred when some Operation Rainbow operatives and some councillors from the local government area were returning from monitoring the continuous voter registration in the area.

It was gathered that when they approached a checkpoint, an argument ensued between them and the soldiers.

An STF soldier allegedly stabbed the Operation Rainbow personnel in his groin. The man, identified as Mr. Chollom Pam, was said to have died instantly before any help could reach him.

The incident was said to have heightened tension the next day, when the youths of the area protested the action of the soldiers by blocking the Barakin Ladi – Mangu road, forcing a traffic jam on the busy road that led to the central and southern zones of the state.

Commuters plying the road were left stranded for hours. Chairman of the local government, Emmanuel Loman, while narrating the incident to newsmen, expressed regret over the incident.


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