The Plateau massacre which occurred over the weekend, also claimed the life of a Nigeria Communications Commission staff, Zayyanu Shallah.
The Nigeria Communications Commission staff was reportedly killed alongside his friend, Zayyan Gwandu, and according to the Commission, he was a Manager in the Department Of Universal Service and Provision Fund.
The statement confirming Zayyanu’s death in the reprisal attack reads;
The Nigerian Communications Commission has lost one of its Staff in the Jos Crisis on Sunday evening, June 24, 2018.
Zayyanu Shallah, a Manager in the Department Of Universal Service and Provision Fund of NCC met his untimely death when they ran into a mob of angry killers suspected to be Birom youths on a reprisal attack against the Fulanis.
Zayyanu Shalla was killed along with his friend Zayyanu AA Gwandu, and set ablaze. The two friends were said to be travelling from Bauchi state and, unexpectedly drove into a carnage of murderers in Jos enroute to Abuja.
Their remains have since been buried in Jos according to Islamic injunctions.
May Allah give their families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss and, may their souls rest in peace, Ameen.
It was also reported yesterday that Haliru Gwandu Abubakar, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery, lost his son to reprisal attacks in the aftermath of killings in three local government areas of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen.
Popular social commentator Gimba Kakanda had shared the news of Zayyans death on Twitter, writing:
“I’m devastated to learn about the killing of Zayyan Gwandu in the Plateau clash. He’s one of the travellers stopped and killed for sharing a religion or ethnicity with Fulani herdsmen. Killing fellow human beings for the wrong of people they don’t even know is savagery. Wow. RIP.”
Subsequently, Kakanda wrote on Facebook: “Citizens getting stopped and killed for sharing an ethnicity, religion or culture with criminals they don’t even know? Is this the overflowing anarchy we call a country? Of course I know what we have done wrong, Nigeria. Millions of things. We are here because we have been pretending that we don’t notice these killings and destructions until the victims begin to seek an illusion of justice in the wrong place.”