Mob kill two suspected armed robbers in Kano
Two suspected armed robbers were yesterday burnt to ashes by mob in Rimi village of Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano state.
Three suspected armed robbers were said to have invaded Rimi town to terrorise and commit robbery but met stiff resistance from youths in the village.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday night, after two of the suspected robbers were apprehended and beaten up by dozens of youths, who hanged tyres on their necks and set them on fire until they were bunt to ashes.
Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen. He said the Command received a distress call that a mob set two notorious armed robbers on fire while the other one escaped.
He said, the robbers were said to have been terrorising Rimi and Magami villages and met their Waterloo when they came to launch operation on Rimi village.
According to him, two of the suspected robbers were apprehended by mob, who set them on fire, while the other one escaped. He said when Police arrived at the scene, they found the robbers were burnt to ashes, and evacuated their remains to hospital.
Kiyawa added: “We have recovered knives and other weapons believed to belong to the deceased suspects.
“At now, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, has ordered investigation into the matter.”
On the mob action, DSP Kiyawa called on residents to desist from taking laws into their hands in order to avoid killing innocent persons.
He cautioned them that whenever suspects are arrested, they should be handed over to Police for investigation, which would lead to uncovering the truth of the matter.
He said: “Taking laws into your hands is something that we will not condone. If suspects are apprehended, they should be handed over to the Police so that investigation will leaders to uncovering them and the weapon used to commit the nefarious acts.”
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