Two suspected armed robbers have been burnt to death by mob action in Rimi village of Sumaila Local Government area of Kano state.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when three of the suspected armed robbers, who were said to have been terrorizing some villages around the Local Government area, entered Rimi to commit robbery but were bursted by residents.
Positive fm gathered that two of the three suspected armed robbers were apprehended by an angry mob while the other one escaped.
The two suspects were then beaten up by dozens of youths, who hung tyres on their neck and set them on fire until they were bunt to ashes.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kano state Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident to newsmen.
According to him, the command received a distress call that a mob had set two notorious armed robbers on fire while the other one escaped.
He said, from the information at hand, the robbers was said to have been terrorizing Rimi and Magami villages but met their waterloo when they came to launch operation on Rimi village.
Kiyawa explained that two of the suspected armed robbers were apprehended by the mob who set them on fire, while the other one escaped.
He said when Police arrived at the scene, they found that the robbers were burnt to ashes, thereby evacuating their remains from the scene
Kiyawa added that “we have recovered knives and other weapons believed to be belong to the deceased suspects.
” as at now, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Samaila Shuaibu Dikko har ordered for thorough investigation into the matter,”
On the mob action, DSP Kiyawa called on the people of the state to desist from taking law into their hands in order to avoid killing innocent persons.
He cautioned the general public that whenever suspects are arrested, they should be handed over to Police for investigation that would lead to uncovering the truth of the matter.
“Taking law into the hands of the people is something that we will not condone. If suspects are apprehended, they should be handed over to the Police so that investigation will lead us to uncovering the crime and also recover the weapon they used to commit their nefarious acts.