Hoodlums have intercepted five 18-seater buses loaded with travellers at the Gada-biyu area of Jos-Zaria road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The attack, which occurred at 10am on Saturday, left at least at least 22 people dead and and many others injured.

According to a report by DAILY NIGERIAN, the travellers were ambushed while coming back from an Islamic New Year prayers organised by a renowned cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Bauchi State.

Witnesses said the travellers, numbering about 80, ran helter-skelter into the bush as the attackers descended on them.

Our reporter counted 22 dead bodies, deposited at the Plateau Specialist Hospital.

A survivor, Muhammad Ibrahim, said about 50 of his co-travellers had fled into the bush.

Details later…