The attack on commercial cars in Jos, the Plateau state capital, which resulted in some injuries, has sparked widespread condemnation. The Plateau state police command has stated that it is working to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack. To avoid a breakdown of law and order, the state government has enforced a curfew in several volatile parts of the state.
The attacks along Rukuba Road in Jos North local government area, which resulted in the deaths of 23 people, were carried out by miscreants and hoodlums, according to Plateau state commissioner of police Edward Egbuka.
The police chief told Ng Times that the hoodlums sought to take advantage of the state’s security position to stir havoc and pillage.
He stated that the attack on August 14 was not the first time such an occurrence would occur in the state. The commissioner made the announcement at a meeting of the state’s security chiefs.
Egbuka said. “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.”
According to the Ng Times, the police commissioner stated that 36 people were saved from the incident unharmed. Investigations are ongoing, and arrests are being made, he said. The state’s police chief warned people that the criminals and miscreants who carried out the attack will face the full force of the law. Egbuka urged locals to follow the curfew set in the state’s problematic areas.
Meanwhile, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has voiced alarm over the recent outbreak of violence in Jos’ Rukuba neighborhood. According to News Nigeria, Governor Bello, who is also the head of the Northern Governors Forum’s security committee, told the people that the government is working hard to protect all citizens. He called the act inhumane, brutal, and unjustified, and said the motive for such a senseless attack should be probed and the culprits brought to justice.