The Plateau State government has returned an undisclosed number of the surviving victims of the Jos attack to Ondo State on Friday.
About 28 people were reportedly killed in the attack.
Sonni Tiyoden, Deputy Governor of Plateau State, disclosed this when he accompanied the survivors to the Ondo State government house in Akure, the state capital.
According to Tiyoden, 25 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, while normalcy has been restored in the area as investigations are ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.
The deputy governor condemned the attacks on innocent citizens and described it as a rude shock to the government of Plateau State because it was an unprovoked attack on the victims.
He sympathised with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and those injured as a result of the unfortunate incident.
“We pray for forgiveness on behalf of those who did it as arrests have been made, as of now, we have 25 people under arrest, I can assure you, investigation will go on.
Tiyoden assured that the Plateau State government is on top of the situation and admonished Nigerians to live in peace with one another as brothers and sisters, irrespective of their religious beliefs and ethnic differences.
Responding, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo State Deputy Governor, thanked the government of Plateau State for the response and help in saving the lives of the survivors.
The Ondo Deputy Governor commended the quick response of the Plateau state government in rescuing the people.
“The attack was that of mistaken identity, and I want to thank the governor of Plateau State for his quick response.
He described it as an honour and a sign of friendliness that the deputy governor of Plateau came with the survivors.
The victims, identified as Muslim pilgrims from Ondo State, were attacked in the Rukaba area of Jos, the Plateau State capital, on 14 August.
The pilgrims were said to have attended the annual dhikr prayer in Bauchi State and they were returning to Ikare, Ondo State, when they were ambushed, with over a score killed while an undisclosed number of persons survived.
Additional reporting from NAN