The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on Sunday said twenty suspects have been arrested in connection with Saturday attack on Plateau while thirty-three victims have been rescued.
This is as Baba has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention Team to Plateau State to carry out on-the-spot assessment and ensure enhanced, coordinated response to protect the community and boost public confidence in the affected area(s) of the state.
On Saturday, 22 travellers were killed along Rukuba Road in Jos North LGA.
The attack, which targeted a convoy of buses conveying some worshippers returning to Ondo after attending an Islamic programme in Bauchi, also left 14 others injured.
CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, in a statement, said the deployment follows the unfortunate attack on innocent citizens in Rukuba community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
He said the Police Intervention Team is led by DIG Sanusi N. Lemu, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Finance and Administration, who is also the coordinating DIG, North-Central geo-political zone.
The team comprises personnel of Police Tactical Units – the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Special Forces, among others deployed to protect the communities, prevent further attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice, the statement read.