Nigeria: 25 Killed in Plateau Attack

Not less than twenty-Five persons were confirmed killed and 14 injured along Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria on Saturday morning.

The victims were attacked while traveling from Bauchi en-route Jos to Ikare in Ondo state.

In a statement signed by spokesperson Simon Makut, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong reacted to the incident. The Governor condemned the attack and warned troublemakers bent on fomenting trouble in the state to desist as the government will not allow any form of lawlessness to disrupt the peace of the state.

He emphasized that attacks on innocent citizens, no matter their background, will never be tolerated in the State and those who are found to be behind such attacks will be dealt with decisively to serve as deterrent and restore public order.

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The statement added that the Governor has also directed security agencies to swiftly identify and arrest perpetrators.

The spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, a military task force set up to maintain peace in Plateau State, Major Ishaku Takwa, said 12 persons have been arrested in connection with the incident, while normalcy has been restored in the area.

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