October 21, 2021


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Driver, 7 passengers killed in Plateau

Eight persons, a driver and seven passengers, have been killed by hoodlums in Donkasa village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident happened a day after an attack was launched on Dong, a border town between Jos South and Bassa Local Government of the state, where 10 people including teenagers were killed.

Salihu Umar, the driver’s uncle, said his brother, Umar Sani and seven other passengers were killed on their way to Dadinkowa Tipper Garage.

He said the victims were intercepted by hoodlums in the Donkasa area, few metres after a security checkpoint.

He said, “The passengers were 10 and were conveyed from Saminaka town of Kaduna State to Dadinkowa area of Jos South LGA of Plateau. Three out of the ten passengers escaped the attack and reported to us what had happened to the remaining ones.

“I reported the incident to the headquarters of Operation Safe Haven and Rantia Police Station and nothing was done yet. For three weeks now, the corpses and the vehicle have not been recovered.”

Contacted on the incident, the spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ibrahim Shittu did not respond to the call, and a text message sent to him.