Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has condemned the killing of innocent travellers in Plateau State and has called for government intervention.
The football star took to his Instagram page on Sunday to describe the act as “heinous” and “barbaric”.
He wrote, “The killings of the innocent travellers that came all the way from Bauchi State after Islamic New Year Zikr heading to their various destinations and got intercepted at Rukuba Road of Jos North is heinous and barbaric.
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“I’m calling on the Government and relevant authorities to take measures in curtailing the future occurrence of such barbaric acts. May their souls rest in peace and may peace reign in our dear State and Nigeria as a whole.”
Federal troops in Plateau State also known as Operation Safe Haven on Sunday said seven more victims had been rescued following Saturday’s attacks on travellers in Rukuba Road community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
The PUNCH reports that twelve victims had earlier been rescued by the troops during the attacks which also left a total of 22 persons dead while several others were injured.
The victims were said to be returning from the annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi State and heading for Ikare in Ondo State when they ran into irate youths mourning their kinsmen earlier killed by suspected herdsmen.