The list of 26 travelers attacked on their way back from an Islamic religious event organized at the house of Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi to commemorate the Islamic New Year on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 has been obtained.
The travelers were attacked at the Rukuba road in Jos North, Plateau State of North Central Nigeria while on their way to go back to their homes in Ikare of Ondo State, Southwestern Nigeria.
According to one of the injured victims, the attacked people were in a convoy of five 18-seater buses with one of the buses containing 22 people.
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.
Below is the full list of the people killed during the attack:
Sule Alhaji Baido
Mallam Salihu Halilu
Mallam Bello Ori
Hadimin Mallam Musa Shehu
Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal
Baa Alhaji Bayo
Gambo Alhaji Baido
Alhaji Usman Lolo Shagari
Mallam Maude Alhaji Baido
Mallam Muhammad II
Yakubu Mallam Bello
Four unidentified others.
According to the Plateau State government, 20 suspects have already been arrested and further investigation is ongoing to get to the bottom of the matter.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of the state has also directed the imposition of curfew from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am WAT, from Saturday until further review by the State Security Council.