At least three soldiers lost their lives while trying to restore peace between herders and farmers in Plateau state.
Augustine Agundu, commander of the force, revealed that there were made efforts to reconcile the warring factions but they have remained stubborn.
Agundu vowed to bring to book the culprits behind the tragic incident. At least three soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) – a multi-security taskforce, were reportedly gunned down by unidentified gunmen during an operation in Barikin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.
The OPSH is assigned with the responsibility of restoring and maintaining peace in the state.
According to Daily Trust, the Commander of OPSH, Major General Augustine Agundu, confirmed the killing to newsmen at the headquarters of the command after an emergency meeting with stakeholders on Saturday, September 8.
Agundu said the situation in the Plateau is becoming very unbearable in spite of all the effort being made to bring understanding. He said: “I have lost three men. They were killed in action as result of the circle of violence that resurfaced again.
The worst of it is the proliferation of arms on the Plateau that is out of magnitude. There is no nation where you used crime to fight crime. “I have locked down Barkin-Ladi, this act will never repeat itself. We have made efforts to reconcile the warring factions but they have remained adamant.”
The government has been making efforts to stop the killings happening across the country.