Ritual murder: Four killed as mob attack Police over  rescue of Nigerien


Today at about 12 noon, a group of villagers in Kamba, Kebbi State, were about to lynch a national of Niger Republic, named Adamu Gaya, on suspicion of involvement in an alleged ritual murder of a young girl.

The Police rescued and brought him into protective custody. However, irate villagers attacked the Police station and destroyed the communication base.

They also burnt two Police vehicles and nine motorcycles. Also smashed were the windscreens of four cars parked at the premises.

The mob also burnt the official residence of the Divisional Police Officer.

In the attack, four persons lost their lives.

Eighty-nine persons have been arrested for the violence.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Suleiman Abba has therefore called on citizens not to take laws into their hands rather they should assist law enforcement officers in maintenance of law and order in the society.

Ag.Cp Emmanuel Ojukwu,

Force Public Relations Officer,

Force Headquarters.