According to Daily Nigerian, 25 travellers were killed by hoodlums suspected to be Irigwe Youth. The victims have been buried in mass graves at Dadinkowa cemetery.
One of the passengers who escaped the attack, confirmed that the hoodlums intercepted about 92 travellers in five 18-seater buses and killed 25 of them, along Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to the police, the victims were Muslim faithful who were coming back from a religious event in Bauchi state and were heading to Ikare in Ondo state. It was also learnt that 21 victims were rescued and six suspects arrested.
A report also has it that the commissioner of police in Plateau, Edward Egbuka along with the GOC 3-Division, Major General Ibrahim Ali, visited the scene and ordered for a discreet investigation to fish out other perpetrators of this barbaric act at large.
While normalcy has reportedly returned to the area, the police boss vowed that those that perpetrated the dastardly act and others that incited it will be made to face the full wrath of the law. The Plateau police command urged the public to remain calm and to furnish the operatives with useful information that will aid the investigation.
KnowIslam gathers that the Plateau State Government has directed imposition of curfew in some areas in the state, in order to avoid further deterioration of the situation and to protect lives and properties of citizens. The curfew is expected to remain in place subject to further review by the State Security Council.
Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of this tragedy. May Allah forgive the departed souls and protect the entire Muslims from all evils.