22 travellers killed in Jos attack identified

THE names of 22 travellers killed by hoodlums on their way back from an Islamic event on Saturday have been Identified.

The victims were allegedly killed by natives that laid ambush on the travellers along the Rukuba Road in Jos North, Plateau State of North Central Nigeria while on their way back to Ikare, Ondo State.

The attacked people were in a convoy of five 18-seater buses with one of the buses containing 22 people, Humanangle quoted one of the victims.

The attackers stopped and started beating and stoning them, killing 26 people and injuring 20 while a total of 34 others are still missing. Fourteen of the travellers were rescued from the attack.

One of the survivors from the family of Alhaji Baido who had three of his brothers, Sule Alhaji Baido, Gambo Alhaji Baido, and Maude Alhaji Baido killed, said there are still three members of his family travelling with him missing as they were seven in number during the journey.

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong has since declared a curfew to prevent reprisal attacks and a possible breakdown of law and order. The incident now dubbed ‘Rukuba Massacre’ has drawn severe condemnations from all over the country.

According to reports, 20 suspects have been arrested and further investigation is ongoing to get to the bottom of the matter while security agents have been deployed to the scene and a manhunt has been launched for the perpetrators.

According to  the report website; these are the names of the travellers killed during the attack:

1. Sule Alhaji Baido
2. Mallam Ahmadu
3. Siddi Abubakar
4. Abdulkarim Mumini
5. Mallam Suleiman
6. Mallam Salihu Halilu

7. Mallam Muhammadu
8. Mallam Bello Ori
9. Mallam Abdulkarim
10. Hadimin Mallam Musa Shehu
11. Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal
12. Alhaji Rugga
13. Baa Alhaji Bayo

14. Gambo Alhaji Baido
15. Alhaji Usman Lolo Shagari
16. Mallam Maude Alhaji Baido
17. Ibrahim Haruna
18. Mallam Muhammad II
19 Salihu Hunter
20. Yakubu Mallam Bello

21. Mallam Isyaku
22. Four unidentified others.

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