A yet-to-be identified number of travellers have been shot dead in Jos North local government area of Plateau state by suspected bandits.
According to report, the victims were passing through Jos when they ran into the bandits who opened fire on their vehicles.
The whereabouts of some of the victims were unknown as at the time of filing this report.
At least 15 corpses have been deposited at the morgue of Plateau Specialist Hospital.
Muhammad Ibrahim, one of the passengers, who escaped the attack, said they were in a convoy of five 18 seater buses when the attackers struck.
He said they were returning from Bauchi state where they attended an event to commemorate the Islamic New Year.
Ibrahim said the event held at Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, mosque, in Bauchi state.
“We ran into the armed gang at Gada-Biyu area of Jos North local government area,” he said.