Plateau massacre: Miscreants and hoodlums wanted to take advantage of the situation to cause trouble and loot __ CP.Adunni Adetola
Commissioner of Police Edward Egbuka Plateau State.
Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, says that though the attack on commercial vehicles in Jos leading to the death of 23 persons on Saturday was not the first time such an incident will be happening, the Police do not want to name anybody.
He noted that those behind the attack on commuters in Jos on August 14 were miscreants and hoodlums who wanted to take advantage of the security situation in the state to cause trouble and loot.
The commissioner stated this at a briefing by Head of security agencies in the state to Gov. Simon Lalong.
This is disclosed in a statement issued in Jos by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting followed the attack on commuters along Rukuba road in Jos North Local Government Area during which 23 persons were reportedly killed and 23 injured.
“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,” Egbuka stated.