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Plateau killings: Survivors Return To Ondo

Plateau killings: Survivors Return To Ondo
  • PublishedAugust 21, 2021

Survivors of the recent attack that occurred in Plateau state have returned to Ondo.

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

More than 20 travellers were killed during the attack, while several others sustained injuries.

The deputy governor of the Plateau, Sonni Tiyoden, accompanied survivors of the attack back to Ondo state on Friday.

It was gathered that they were received by deputy governor of Ondo Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
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.”

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