Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has condemned the attack on innocent Muslim travellers by suspected Irigwe militia in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The Governor in statement through his media aide Muktar Gidado described the attack as “sad and unfortunate.”
“Governor Bala Mohammed has condemned, in strong terms, the attack by Irigwe militia in Jos, Plateau State last Saturday (14th August 2021) on innocent travellers who were returning home after attending the annual ZIKR (Prayer Session) in Bauchi, to mark the commencement of the New Islamic year.
“The Governor described the attack, which claimed the lives of 25 persons, as very sad and unfortunate cognizant of the fact that they were innocent citizens travelling peacefully”, the statement read in part.
Mr Mohammed called for calm among residents, advising people not to take laws into their hands.
Commending the proactive measures taken by the authorities in Plateau State to forestall further breach of law and order, the governor also appealed to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to Justice.
The governor commiserated with the families of all those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.
Mohammed also condoled with the famous Islamic Scholar, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi for the loss of 25 members of his Tijjaniyah sect, praying that the almighty Allah will give their families and other Nigerians the fortitude to bear this great loss.