Hoodlums wreaked havoc on Namu, Quan Pan local government area of Plateau on Thursday to vent their anger over the arrest of a suspected kidnap kingpin.
They burnt one of the security vehicles of Nora Dadu’ut, the senator representing Plateau South District, her official vehicle, a press bus and other property.
The attack was unrelated to the senator’s visit to the area and the presence of the journalists in the press bus.
Ms Dadu’ut was in the area to inaugurate an ICT hub constructed as part of her constituency project in the area.
The hoodlums also attacked and wounded passers-by.
Reacting to the brigandage in Jos on Friday, Governor Simon Lalong expressed outrage and ordered security agencies to apprehend culprits and restore order in the area.
His spokesman, Makut Macham, stated that Mr Lalong sympathised with the senator and NUJ members.
The governor commended the quick response of security forces which restored sanity in the area.
Mr Lalong also commended the council chairman for imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Namu town.
The curfew, he noted, would enable security agencies to properly take charge of the situation to avoid further escalation.