Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OSPH) have arrested eight suspects in connection with the murder of three women on a farm close to Rafin Bauna general area of Bassa local government, Plateau State.
It was gathered that the women identified as Sarah Ishaya, Sibi Yakubu and Seri Danladi, were shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday, August 10.
The OPSH in a statement signed by the Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Gaji Takwa, said that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday, August 10.
“The troops earlier responded to a distress call that three women were shot on their farm close to Rafin Bauna by unknown gunmen. Troops 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. The bodies were recovered while the injured woman was evacuated to a medical facility for medical care. Unfortunately, she later died while receiving treatment,” the statement read.
According to the statement, the general area was immediately cordoned off and eight suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting incidence adding that the suspects are currently in the custody of OPSH and are undergoing interrogation.