Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Monday, condemned, in strong terms, last Saturdayâ€™s attack by Irigwe militia in Jos, Plateau State, on innocent travellers who were returning home after attending the annual Zikr in Bauchi, marking the commencement of the New Islamic year, Hijrah 1443.
The governorâ€™s condemnation was contained in a release signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Mukhtar Gidado and made available to DAILY POST in Bauchi.
According to the release, â€œThe 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.â€
Governor Mohammed, however, 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, Mohammed called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the despicable act and bring them to justice.
While commiserating with the families of all those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident, the governor also commisirated with the famous Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, for the loss of 25 members of his Tijjaniyah sect.
He the prayed that the almighty Allah will give families of the victims and other Nigerians the fortitude to bear this great loss.