Plateau Government returns Jos attack survivors to Ondo, arrests 25 suspects.
Written by crest887fm on August 22, 2021
The Plateau State government has returned an undisclosed number of the surviving victims of the Jos attack to Ondo State.
About 28 people were reportedly killed in the attack.
The Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mr Sonni Tiyoden, disclosed this when he accompanied the survivors to the Ondo State government house in Akure.
He said 25 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, while normalcy has been restored in the area as investigations are ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.
Reports Says that the victims returned to Ondo are Fulanis, born and brought up in Ondo State, who were returning home after attending the annual Zikr (prayer session) in Bauchi to mark the commencement of the new Islamic Year.
The deputy governor condemned the attacks on innocent citizens and described it as a rude shock to the government of Plateau State because it was an unprovoked attack on the victims.
He sympathised with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and those injured as a result of the unfortunate incident.
Tiyoden assured that the Plateau State government is on top of the situation and admonished Nigerians to live in peace with one another as brothers and sisters, irrespective of their religious beliefs and ethnic differences.
Responding, the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, thanked the government of Plateau State for the response and help in saving the lives of the survivors.
Aiyedatiwa said the victims were not seen as Hausa/Fulani people but as citizens of the state because most of them were born and raised in the state.
The deputy governor also commended the quick response of the Plateau State government in rescuing the people.
He described it as an honour and a sign of friendliness that the deputy governor of Plateau came with the survivors.