Plateau Killing: Plateau State Police Command Intensify Manhunt To Arrest Killers

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Police in Plateau State have intensified search to arrest those behind the killing of some travelers in the State at the weekend.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, gave assurance that those behind the attack would be brought to justice.

He described them as miscreants and hoodlums who wanted to take advantage of the security situation in the state “to cause trouble and loot”.

The Commissioner stated this at a briefing by head of security agencies in the state to the State Governor Simon Lalong.

The meeting followed the attack on commuters along Rukuba road in Jos North Local Government Area where about 25 persons were reportedly killed and 23 injured according to the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham.

“These are miscreants and hoodlums who wanted to take advantage of the situation to cause trouble and loot. This was not the first time it has happened. We do not want to name anybody,” the Commissioner said.

He said a total of 36 persons have been rescued unhurt from the attack and in good condition and that investigations are ongoing and arrests being made.

The Commissioner further advised residents to abide by the 6pm to 6am curfew imposed on Jos South and Bassa local government areas; as well as the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jos North Local Government Area.

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