A young Plateau native, Miss Tina Stephen might be needing medical help after being excessively delayed from attending her father's burial in Jos today.

Tina whose dad, Late Mr. Stephen Lidam passed on yesterday, March 20, 2018 has been in tears since she got the news.

Tina told MKB that she last saw her father in December 2017.

"I suddenly got a call yesterday that he passed on after falling ill," she said in tears.

She had boarded a Marcapolo luxurious bus belonging to Bonny Way Transport Company from Lagos to Jos at about 6pm with the hope of arriving Jos at 10am, Wednesday before the burial.

The bus which did not take off immediately as scheduled however broke down near Akoko, Ondo State at about 11pm heralding her first disappointment.

The bus with Lagos registration number FKJ654XN reportedly began overheating at about 10pm due to a suspected fan belt failure.

The problem which persisted till 4pm on Wednesday had the driver deploying different mechanical experts towards resolving it.

While some passengers boarded another vehicle since 6am without compensation or refund of transport fair and continued their journey to Jos, others including Tina were grounded by lack of funds.

No substitute vehicle was sent to convey the stranded passengers as calls to the Company's office were busted till about 4pm on Wednesday when the driver decided to call to report the problem.

Tina who protested along with other frustrated passengers before the driver apologized for the delay and called his employers, said all she wanted was to at least see her late dad's corpse before he was buried.

She was however told on the phone that the body of her late father could not wait until her arrival as sympathizers had waited too long.

The bereaved lady who hails from Shendam, Plateau State has managed to look strong but not without the redness of eyes which suggests likely depression.

The alternative vehicle being deployed is expected to lift the stranded passengers at about 6pm to arrive Jos tomorrow morning.

The journey is approximated to sum up to nearly 40hrs as against the usual 15-16hrs by road.