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Jungle Justice; Suspected notorious armed robber burnt to ashes by an angry mob

A suspected member of a criminal gang known as Shila boys in Jimeta, Yola North local government area of Adamawa has been lynched by an angry mob.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the member of the gang, whose name is yet to be known was burnt to death by the mob for allegedly robbing and stabbing a lady.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Yola.

Nguroje said that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 7.00 p.m. He said that the corpse of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.


He told newsmen that 3 members of the gang were on a tricycle when they allegedly robbed the lady at Mubi Roundabout in Jimeta.

“The lady shouted for help and immediately, an angry mob chased the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him.”

“The other 2 gang members, however, escaped, “Nguroje said.

He said that the state command has swung into action to trace the 2 suspected criminals and the mobs, he then warned the general public to desist from taking the law into their hands, adding that the command will not tolerate jungle justice.

He revealed that from January 1, 2021 till date, the state command had recorded 3 mob attacks against shila boys.

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