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Are Fulani people now Ondo State indigenes? Confusion trails Rukuba road killings

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By Chijioke Kingsley

JOS – Plateau State indigenes have asked the question if those who were killed in the unfortunate Saturday morning massacre in Rukuba Road, Jos North, were actually Ondo citizens since the victims were purely Fulanis, as can be seen by some eyewitness who were part of the burial convoy conveying corpses to Miango for mass burial, in Bassa LGA of the State.

Recall that 22 persons were killed around 9.28am on Saturday when a group of rampaging youths attacked a convoy of five buses on Rukuba Road in the Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Fourteen people were also injured during the violence and rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The victims were said to be returning from the annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi State and heading for Ikare in Ondo State.

However, some eyewitnesses who spoke to our correspondent said the travellers were Fulanis and not Ondo or Yoruba citizens.

“We saw them they were Fulanis and not Yorubas, or has Fulani people now part of Ondo State?.

“It was not the Irigwe people that killed them, our convoy was behind and some angry mob was ahead of us and suddenly we started seeing panic movement and we became scared.

“The Irigwe people were with their corpses behind escorted by security personnels, how can they now attack the travellers”, the eyewitnesses said.

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