The Nigerian police force, Plateau state command has on Saturday confirmed the killings of Muslim travelers along the Gada-Biyu area of Jos-Zaria road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The police further express concern as six persons have been arrested in connection to the killings of innocent travelers by suspected Irigwe youths.
Recall that Daily Episode had earlier report that 22 Muslims Killed As Hoodlums Attack Travelers Along Jos-Zaria Road
However, more casualties were recorded as twenty-five persons have been buried in mass graves at Dadinkowa cemetery according to Islamic rights.
The Police Statement Reads
On 14/08/2021 at about 0928hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received a distress call that a group of attackers suspected to be Irigwe youths and their sympathizers along Rukuba Road of Jos North LGA attacked a convoy of five buses with Muslim faithful who were coming back from the Annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi State and are heading to Ikare in Ondo State.
Unfortunately, twenty-two (22) persons were killed and Fourteen injured in the attack.
Upon receipt of the report, a team of Police personnel, the military, and other sister agencies were immediately mobilized to the scene where twenty-one (21) victims were rescued and six suspects arrested.
The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Edward Egbuka along with the GOC 3-Division, Major General Ibrahim Ali, also visited the scene and ordered for a discreet investigation to fish out other perpetrators of this barbaric act at large.
Normalcy has returned to the area.
The Cp warned that those that perpetrated this dastardly act & others that incited it, will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Command urges the public to remain calm and to furnish the Police with useful information that will aid the investigation.
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