BANDITS KILL 25 TRAVELLERS IN JOS

About 25 travellers have been stabbed to death in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The victims were said to be passing through Jos when they ran into the attackers.

Security sources however claimed that at least 15 corpses have been deposited at a morgue of Plateau Specialist Hospital.

Muhammad Ibrahim, one of the passengers, who escaped the attack, said they were in a group of five 18 seater buses, returning from Bauchi State where they attended an event to commemorate the Islamic New Year. He said the event was held at Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, mosque, in Bauchi State.

“We ran into the armed gang at Gada-Biyu area of Jos North Local Government Area,” he said.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, told newsmen that security operatives had been deployed in the area. He, however, said he did not have details of the incident.

The State commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, and the General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division, Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof. Danladi Atu, were also at the hospital.

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