Tragic As Angry Mob Set Alleged Robber Ablaze

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A mob has set ablaze a suspected robber at Kornya town in Benue State.

A youth activist, Jiji Jacksaid the police arrested the suspect, who had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents of Kornya town because of his unlawful activities and detained him in a cell.

He said when youths became aware of his detention; they mobilised, stormed the police station, forcefully took him away and set him ablaze, using petrol and tyres.

Youths in the community said the victim was a notorious criminal “and the only way to end his reign of terror was to give him jungle justice.”

Police spokesperson Kate Sewuese, said she was yet to get a report of the incident.

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