On Saturday, 22 people were killed when buses carrying Muslim worshippers from Bauchi to Ondo were ambushed in Jos the plateau state capital. The Arewa Consultative Forum have since the attack be worried over the unrest the attack has caused.
The attack was alleged to have resulted into deaths and injury to the travellers. The attack can be linked to the grievance of past week attack in the state.
The ACF’s spokesman, Emmanuel Yawe (pictured), issued a statement on Sunday urging religious and traditional leaders in Jos north to warn locals not to take the law into their own hands just to avoid a much more bigger and unanticipated crises.
While stressing that no faith permits its adherents to “shed innocent blood,” the forum requested security officials to expedite the probe into the incident to avoid a breach of the area’s tranquillity.
“Last month, there was an attack on over 20 farms in Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state. Unknown terrorists, suspected to be herdsmen, attacked and destroyed maize farms there,” the statement reads.
“Governor Simon who visited the destroyed farms was visibly angry and called on security agents to apprehend these criminals. There is no evidence that they have been fished out.
“Just yesterday, 14th August, 2021, a convoy of travellers from Bauchi to Ondo state were massacred in Rukuba Road, Jos.
“According to the police, 22 people were killed. All those killed were Muslims which points to the fact that it was a reprisal attack.”
“Cases of a breach of the peace as we are witnessing on the Plateau must be investigated speedily and the culprits brought to book in the courts of law.
“It is the only way to stop a breakdown of law and order in communities, the state of Plateau itself and the country.”