Survivors of Plateau killings return to Ondo


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Following the killing of 22 passengers in Plateau state, the Survivors of the attack that have returned to Ondo.

EkocityMagazine had reported how some Muslim worshippers, who were travelling from Bauchi to Ondo state were attacked along Rukuba road in Jos, on Saturday.

The attack which left more than 20 travellers were killed and others injured threw the state into mourning.

Accompanying the survivors back to Ondo state on Friday. the Plateau state deputy governor Sonni Tiyoden On arrival said normalcy has been restored in the area where the attack occurred, while investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.

They were received by Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governor of Ondo.

According to NAN, the Plateau deputy governor condemned the attacks on innocent citizens and sympathised with the families of those who lost their loved ones, as well as persons who sustained injuries.

We pray for forgiveness on behalf of those who did it. Arrests have been made, and as of now, we have 25 people under arrest. I can assure you, investigation will go on,” he said.

“I can assure you that due process will be followed. The law will take its course and they will pay for what they have done.”

He also urged Nigerians to live in peace with one another, irrespective of their religious beliefs and ethnic differences.

Responding, Aiyedatiwa commended the Plateau government for its efforts, adding that the victims are not seen as Hausa/Fulani people, but as citizens of the state, because most of them were born and raised in Ondo.

The attack was that of mistaken identity, and I want to thank the governor of Plateau state for his quick response,” Aiyedatiwa said.

“That response actually brought about these survivors. As we mourn those who passed on during the attack, I also want to thank God for those of you that survived the attack.”

See photos of the event below.

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