At least, 30 passengers have been abducted by terrorists along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, SaharaReporters learnt.
An unspecified number of persons were said to have been shot during the attack.
The attack came barely two months after bandits derailed a Kaduna-bound train, killing scores and kidnapping several persons including pregnant women, some of whom are still in captivity.
The attack reportedly happened around 4:30 pm on Tuesday, leaving many injured, including women and children.
"The victims were writhing in pain by the roadside while cars were parked on the highway," a source said.
Passengers of a Zamfara State Transport Authority 18-seater bus, one Peugeot 406, two Toyota Corolla, a Golf car, and several other vehicles were attacked by the terrorists.
The terrorists had left the scene before the arrival of security operatives, a source informed.