Buhari reacts to murder of 22 travelers along Plateau highway


President Buhari has reacted to the murder of over 22 travelers along the Gada-Biyu – Rukuba road area of Jos, the Plateau state capital on Saturday, August 14.

About 50 of the travellers were moving in a convoy of 5 hummer buses when they were attacked. 22 of them were killed while others sustained serious injuries. The assailants reportedly dragged the victims out of their vehicles which were trapped in a gridlock and then killed many of them using machetes, daggers, knives, stones and other dangerous weapons.

A funeral prayer according to Islamic rites was held for the victims within the hospital premises before they were conveyed to the Dadin Kowa burial ground in Jos South for burial.

Reacting to the sad incident, the President in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he has ordered that the perpetrators be fished out by the security agents.


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