Irate Youths Set Two Suspected Motorcycle Snatchers Ablaze In Makurdi

BY Anayima Abo

Two Suspected Motorcycle Snatcher in the early hours of Sunday at different instances have been set ablaze by angry mob in Màkurdi, the Venue State Capital.

The Benue State Police Command who confirmed the incedence through telephone interview however said she was only aware of the incedence that happened in Wurukum and yet to be brieft on the one at Gyado Villa.

The PPRO explained that the command receive information about a young man who attempted to snatched motorcycle from a cyclist and was caught in the process by mob, but on reaching the scene, the suspect was already been set ablaze.

“The command condemn such lawlessness and warned members of the public to desist from taking law into their hands, urging them to always seek justice no matter the situation”

Elanzanews gathered that Two suspected armed robbers who allegedly attempted to snatch motorcycle from their owners on Sunday at Gyado Villa and Wurukum were burnt to death by angry mob at the respective places.

It was also gathered that while one of the incidents happened in front of LGEA Primary School Walomayo in Wurukum, popularly called ‘Suswam Thank You’ the other suspect was said to have been burnt to death at the Gyado Villa a stone throw from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, when he also attempted snatching motorcycle from the owner.

An eye witness who pleaded anonymity told our Correspodent that he lived closed to the School where the Wurukum incident happened and before the police will arrive, the angry mob brought fuel, tyres and set the suspect ablaze.

“This incedence happen around 5:30am when the suspected armed robber who pose as a passenger, stop the motorcyclist and brought out his gun while trying to dispossess him of his motorcycle, but luck ran out of him as the Okada over powered him, which attracted other passerby and Okadas who caught him and eventually set him ablaze”

“I think the suspect had no bullets in the gun he was using that was why the Okada over powered him and raised alarm where he was caught and the angry mob did not waste time, before the arrival of the police he was set ablaze”

It was also gathered from some of the residents at Gyado Villa that about 6am, another motorcycle snatcher attempted to snatch a Motorcycle from its owner at gunpoint and the Okada raised alarm and he was caught beaten and eventually burnt to death.

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