Some gunmen at the weekend allegedly killed two soldiers in Miango community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Eyewitnesses said that the two deceased soldiers were on patrol of the community along Ancha Road when the gunmen attacked them.
A villager, Yohanna Gado, said the victims died on the spot while their rifles were carted away by the gunmen during the ambush.
Spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, Lawrence Zongo who also confirmed the incident said the corpses of the slain soldiers had been evacuated to the mortuary.
However, security sources said that about nine suspects had been arrested in connection with the death of the two soldiers