Stone wielding bandits last evening attacked a Kitwe bound Mazhandu family bus services coach smashing windscreens and causing panic among passengers.
The attack occurred at approximately 21:30 hours yesterday 500 metres away from the Kapiri Mposhi weigh bridge turnoff and 5 minutes away from the town centre.
The driver of the Mazhandu bus registration ABM 9644 nearly lost control due to the stone bullet parade.
The Mazhandu bus was caught up in the web after the driver attempted to thwart the theft of waterproof tents on a slow moving truck by hooting and flashing his lights which alerted the bandits.
The state of security on Zambian night roads is still questionable with the forthcoming UNWTO conference. No injuries were recorded from the incident and police in the district have launched investigations into the matter. Night time Stone bandit attacks have become predominant in the transit town with numerous property and lives being lost through the development.
One of the affected passengers Evans Singoyi called for seriousness among police officers in the area. Mr Singoyi said the stone throwing bandits have been predominant in the area for a long time and hence advised police to beef up their patrols and stop being dormant. The attack occurred approximately 200 metres from a police checkpoint.