Twenty suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of some 25 travellers in Plateau’s Jos north local government area on Saturday.
A further 33 people injured in the bus convoy waylaid on Sunday have been rescued, police said.
On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba ordered the immediate deployment of the Police Intervention Team to Plateau State for an on-the-spot assessment.
A team that includes personnel from police tactical units, including the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU), and the Police Special Forces, is being led by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police responsible for Finance and Administration, Sanusi Lemu.
Furthermore, investigators and covert operatives from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) and the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) have been deployed to provide additional investigative, intelligence, and forensic support to the Plateau State Police Command in the ongoing investigations and rescue operations.
Frank MBA, a spokesman for the Force, told ADVFN that the teams will enhance, coordinate and boost community trust in the affected area(s) of the State while bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Citizen(s) in the affected areas are urged by the police chief to assist the security forces deployed to the hotspot by providing vital information that may lead to the arrest of other perpetrators and prevent further attacks.
The statement states, “The IGP, while condemning the incident, has called for calm and assured the victims and relatives of the attack that the Police are working with the military, other security forces and the State Government to ensure that all perpetrators of the unfortunate incident are brought to justice.”.