Jos 22 massacre: Police confirms bloody violent attack

August 15, 2021
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The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed a bloody violent attack from the massacre in Jos that saw twenty-two persons killed.

ElombahNews had reported that gunmen intercepted five 18-seater buses loaded with travellers at the Gada-biyu area of Jos-Zaria road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The attack, which occurred at 10am on Saturday, left at least at least 22 people dead and many others injured.

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The travellers were reportedly ambushed while coming back from an Islamic New Year prayers organised by a renowned cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Bauchi State.

Meanwhile, the Plateau Police Command has confirmed that twenty-two persons were killed and twenty-one persons were rescued.

Also, twelve persons were arrested on Saturday following the outbreak of fresh violence along the Rukuba road axis of the city.

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Confirming the incident, Plateau police spokesman, ASP, Gabriel Ubah, said:

“On 14/08/2021 at about 0928hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received call on 14/08/2021 received a distress call that a group of attackers suspected to be Irigwe youths and their sympathisers 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 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 mobilised to the scene where Seven 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.”

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