Scores of persons have been feared killed
in three Taroh villages of Kadarko, Kurmi
and Wadata all in Wase Local Government
Area of Plateau State.
fightingNigerian Pilot Sunday gathered that
soldiers in over 40 trucks arrived the
villages yesterday following reports of
alleged killing of four soldiers at Angwan
Nanmi, Karin Lamido Local Government
Area of Taraba State.
According to a resident who allegedly
witnessed the development and did not
want his name in print said, the soldiers
arrived the area and opened fire on
innocent people, and burning their houses.
“It is not clear why soldiers would open
fire on the people they are supposed to
defend,” he said.
But however a source said that the
attack is in retaliation to the killings of four
soldiers, while other sources denied the
allegation , stating that two of the four
soldiers killed were even Tarohs from this
But Spokesman of the Special Task Force,
Capt Ikedichi Iweha , while reacting to
the allegation last night, said there was no
truth in the claim that its members attacked
According to him, following frequent
attacks on communities around the Plateau-
Taraba border by some militiamen, the STF
and soldiers from the 3 Armoured Division
of the Nigerian Army had been carrying
out operations targeted at flushing out the
militiamen, and that soldiers who were
working to protect innocent civilians could
not turn around to kill the same civilians.