An angry mob consisting of mostly youths have lynched 3 suspected bandits, including a woman after their failed attack on a Fulani community in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state on Wednesday.
According to reports, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the bandits had come to Ruga, a Fulani community on the outskirts of Goronyo, at 12am on Wednesday, to rustle some cows, however, they were not successful in their attempt as they were rounded by locals in the area who after arresting them, handed them over to vigilante members.
A resident of the area, who spoke with journalists said that the locals who captured the bandits were not afraid.
He said, “bullets don’t penetrate them. They foiled the attack, arrested three of the bandits and handed them over to vigilantes in the morning.”
Speaking further on the incident, he said, “When the news about the arrest of the bandits reached our youths, they mobilized and stormed the vigilante office in Goronyo town where the bandits were temporarily kept.”
“The youths angered by the unremorseful utterances of the female bandit who was bragging that, she had been arrested and released and she knew she would be free again.”
“This was what triggered their action, they overpowered the vigilantes and set the office on fire.”
“One of the suspects died inside the office while the female and the other suspect tried to escape through the window but were caught, killed and their corpses burnt to ashes, ” he said.
The Chairman of Goronyo local government council, Abdulwahab Yahya confirmed the incident, he said that security operatives had been deployed to the area to forestall any other violence.
Meanwhile, Spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, when contacted said that the details of the incident was still sketchy, he however, promised to get more information.