Some youths in Bachure, a community in Adamawa State’s Yola North Local Government Area, have set fire to the Vigilante Group’s office in the community following the alleged killing of a youth by the vigilantes.
According to sources, the youngsters assaulted the office with cutlasses and sticks on Sunday afternoon, scaring away all vigilantes in sight and setting the business on fire.
According to the sources, when the vigilantes saw the enraged young with their lethal weapons, they fled for safety, allowing the armed adolescents full reign.
The vigilantes were accused by the teens of killing Micheal Amoris, a 33-year-old resident, while on patrol last Friday.
It was also learned that the vigilantes had clashed with some adolescents on patrol on that day, and that the deceased had not been seen since, until his lifeless body was discovered in a pond on Sunday morning.
The body was believed to have an injury mark that had been inflicted by local security men, leading to the suspicion that he had been murdered by them.
By Sunday evening, however, a fresh theory had emerged: the dead fell into the pond in which his body was discovered while attempting to flee capture as vigilantes stormed a location near Bachure where adolescents frequently gather to smoke Indian hemp.DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed an attack on the vigilantes’ office earlier in the day while speaking about the event.
“Since then, the command has dispatched operatives with the mission of determining what transpired. Meanwhile, the situation has been stabilized, according to Nguroje.