Angry mob torch police station, kill suspected kidnapper in Sokoto


An angry mob on Tuesday reportedly attacked Kware divisional police station and killed a suspected kidnapper.

Abubakar Sanusi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, stating that the incident occurred when hoodlums invaded Kainuwa village in Kware Local Government Area and robbed one Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim.

Some members of the village trailed the hoodlums to another village and captured six persons.

The statement reads, “On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, at about 5:50 am, a distress call was received from residents of Kainuwa village via Kware Local Government Area that some hoodlums had entered their village and robbed one Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim. The villagers followed the footsteps of the suspects.

“On reaching the village called Bela, they started beating people on sight and arrested six suspects from the village. Later, police were called from Kware Division.

“The DPO instantly mobilised men to the scene and took over the six suspected hoodlums. On their way back to the station, the villagers already made calls all over the area and the angry mob, predominantly residents of the Kware local government area, attacked the DPO, burning tires and demanding the suspects be handed over to lynch them.

“In an attempt to repel mob action, the Divisional Police Headquarters and one suspect were set ablaze by the angry mob that also burnt down police vehicles, including that of the DPO.

“Reinforcement was sent to Kware to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident. Thereafter, a delegation was led by the Commissioner of Police, Kamaldeen Okunlola, for an on-the-spot assessment of the unwarranted act of mayhem caused by residents of Kware local government area,” he said.


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