Some bandits who allegedly kidnapped and killed two folks within the Isoko neighborhood in Delta State have been apprehended and subsequently burnt alive by aggrieved youths within the locality.
The incident reportedly occurred after the neighborhood vigilante group traced the hoodlums to their hideouts within the forests.
In the bloody encounter, six of the suspected bandits had been neutralised by the indignant youths, Punch experiences.
It was additionally gathered that members of the neighborhood vigilante group, armed with weapons reminiscent of cutlasses and domestically made weapons had been working in collaboration with the police.
According to some sources, the vigilantes had arrested a few of the suspected bandits and brought them to the police station.
However, indignant residents of the neighborhood stormed the police station, lynched the suspects, and burnt their our bodies.
Similarly, an indignant mob on Saturday attacked the divisional police headquarters within the Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing 13 suspected bandits whose corpses had been burnt to ashes.
The bandits had been stated to be amongst those that invaded the realm round 8pm on Friday, killing two individuals, together with a store proprietor.
On Saturday morning, residents, primarily youths, gathered and joined law enforcement officials from the realm to go after the bandits of their forest.
During the raid, 13 of the suspected assailants had been nabbed in Tangaza forest and dropped at the divisional police headquarters.
A villager stated after they had been introduced into the city, residents adopted the staff to the divisional police station and demanded that the bandits should be killed of their presence.
“The youths were angry and despite pleas from the DPO (Divisional Police Officer) and the local government chairman, they insisted that if the policemen did not kill the bandits in their presence, they would burn down the police station,” he stated.
The indignant youths subsequently overpowered the police and killed all of the suspects whose corpses had been set on hearth.
The spokesman for the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed the incident however didn’t go into particulars.