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Exclusive: List Of 26 Travellers Killed In Jos North As 34 Others Still Missing

HumAngle has obtained an exclusive list of 26 travellers killed along Rukuba Road of Jos North in Plateau state, North-central Nigeria

HumAngle has obtained the names of 26 travellers attacked on their way back from an Islamic religious event organised at the house of Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi to commemorate the Islamic new year on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. 

The travellers 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: 

  1.   Sule Alhaji Baido
  2.   Mallam Ahmadu
  3.   Siddi Abubakar
  4.   Abdulkarim Mumini 
  5.   Mallam Suleiman
  6.   Mallam Salihu Halilu 
  7.   Mallam Muhammadu 
  8.   Mallam Bello Ori 
  9.   Mallam Abdulkarim 
  10. Hadimin Mallam Musa Shehu 
  11. Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal 
  12. Alhaji Rugga 
  13. Baa Alhaji Bayo 
  14. Gambo Alhaji Baido 
  15. Alhaji Usman Lolo Shagari 
  16. Mallam Maude Alhaji Baido 
  17. Ibrahim Haruna 
  18. Mallam Muhammad II 
  19. Salihu Hunter 
  20. Yakubu Mallam Bello 
  21. Mallam Isyaku 
  22. 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.


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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu is a senior reporter, researcher and a fact-checker. He heads the extremism and radicalisation desk. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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