By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
Two persons suspected to be armed robbers lost their lives on Tuesday after residents of Rimi village of Sumaila Local Government area of Kano state burnt them to death by mob action.
The duo were believed to be part of a three man gang who have been terrorizing villagers before they met their waterloo leading to their death
Eye witness account stated that 3 suspects were initially apprehended by the villagers but one person managed to escaped with the two remaining suspects beaten up by dozens of youths, who hung tyres on their necks and burnt them to ashes.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kano state Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the command received a distress call that a mob have set ablaze two notorious armed robbers while one escaped.
According to him, from the information at hand, the robbers was said to have been terrorizing Rimi and Magami villages but ran out of luck this time around when they came to attack Rimi village.
Kiyawa further revealed that the Police evacuated the remains of the suspected robbers to a hospital after arriving at the scene.
“We have recovered knives and other weapons believed to belong to the deceased suspects.
“As at now, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Samaila Shuaibu Dikko har ordered for thorough investigation into the matter, he added.
DSP Kiyawa however, called on the general public to desist from taking the law into their hands in order to avoid killing innocent persons.
He cautioned that whenever suspects are arrested, they should be handed over to Police for investigation that would lead to uncovering the truth of the matter.
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