Travellers who survived Wednesday’s attack around Bida Bidi Junction of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, have recounted how they survived the attack.
Daily Trust reports that the travellers who were mainly residents of Kano and Nasarawa State were on their way from Kano to Nasarawa State when hoodlums blocked the popular Zaria Road highway and attacked them.
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The attack according to security agencies could be connected to prior attack on Tuesday at a mining site located at Yelwa-Zagam where two miners were killed.
Our correspondent reports that the victims who survived Wednesday’s attack were taken to Bingham Teaching Hospital and Plateau Specialist Hospital for treatment.
Four out of the travelers were killed while six others were injured according to the leadership of JNI in the State.
Malam Adamu, a resident of Nasarawa State, while explaining his ordeal, said, “We were coming from Kano to Nasarawa State and unexpectedly we met some people on the road holding sticks, machetes and other dangerous weapons in their numbers. They stopped us on the road and started smashing our vehicle.
“While we were trying to go out of the vehicle, they started beating and macheting us.
“Luckily enough, a trailer arrived at the scene and their attention shifted to towards the trailer.
“Some of us who were strong fled the area but my friend whom we traveled to Kano to buy textile material was killed. I was just lucky to survive the attack, ” he added.
Another survivor of the incident, Nura Muhammed, who hails from Kano State, narrated that; “yesterday, we were on our way from Kano to Nasarawa where we will board another car to Calabar in search of livelihood when we met some people on the road.
“They asked us to come out of the car. But before you know anything, they started smashing the widescreen of the car.
“They started beating and macheting us. I fell down but I later stood and fled the area.
“I don’t know how I survived the attack. It was the will of God that I am alive now, ” Nura said.
On August 15, 2021, 25 Fulani travellers were intercepted and killed by suspected hoodlums around Gada-Biyu – Rukuba road area of the same Jos North, following attacks in some communities of Bassa LGA of the State.