The Nigeria Police Force, NPF says about 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with the massacre of about 22 travellers in Rukuba, Plateau State on Saturday.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba noted that besides the arrests, “33 victims were rescued”.
CP Mba said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba ordered the immediate deployment of a Police Intervention Team to Plateau State to carry out an on-the-spot assessment and ensure an enhanced coordinated response to protect the community.
The deployment follows the attack of a convoy of five buses on Rukuba Road in the Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing 22 and leaving 14 with injuries.
The victims were said to be returning from the annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi State and heading for Ikare in Ondo State.