On Sunday, an enraged mob in Jigawa State’s Gwaram Local Government Area greeted a suspected motorcycle thief with jungle justice.
ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, a police spokesperson, verified the event to DAILY POST.
He claimed the event occurred about 0700 hours yesterday in Kila Village, Gwaram Local Government.
He said that police in Gwaram had received information that a suspected motorcycle thief had been apprehended by enraged youngsters who had beaten him and left him in a pool of blood.
Shiisu claimed that when police arrived on the site, they discovered that the suspect had been severely beaten by the mob.
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The victim was rescued and transported to Gwaram Cottage Hospital for treatment, where he was later confirmed dead by a medical specialist while undergoing treatment, according to him.
Two vigilante members suspected of having knowledge of what transpired have been summoned for questioning, according to a police spokeswoman.
Mob action: Suspected thief killed in Jigawa