Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari felt worried and could not eat on the day of the Jos attack which claimed at least 25 lives.
According to Daily Nigerian, the minister made the disclosure in a special visit to convey the president’s condolences to the people.
Suspected militias had killed at least 25 Muslim travellers at Rukuba, Jos while returning from a religious assembly organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Bauchi State.
According to reports, the travellers ran into Miango mourners, who were taking about 40 corpses from the Plateau Specialist Hospital, yesterday, around 9am for mass burial in their village, Miango.
Dressed in black, the grievers, who were going to their village for the burial, accosted five buses passing.
It was gathered that the mourners stopped the buses and were told by the travellers that they were coming from Bauchi and going to Ikare. They said they were taking Rukuba Road as a shortcut.
The youths descended on them and killed 20 of them instantly, while they burnt some buses.
The minister told the cleric that president Buhari was saddened by the killings such that he could not eat.
“The president had since directed that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and prosecuted.
“He spoke with top military brass on the issue. He had just returned from a journey, and as matter of fact the president could not even eat food,” Pantami added.
Recall that the president had described it as a prearranged attack on the travellers.
SaharaReporters, New York