BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI – Irate mob set two robbers ablaze in Gboko
Vanguard learned that the duo were part of a five man robbery gang who besieged the home of a business woman in the community, name withheld, and attempted to rob her of her valuables.
According to the source, “the armed men actually stormed the home of the woman at about 10pm on Saturday night just minutes after she had returned from her business place.
“After forcing their way into the woman’s house, they threatened to kill her and her children if she did not surrender all the money in her possession to them.
“The woman immediately acted fast and raised an alarm which attracted neigbours and members of the local vigilante group in the area who immediate rushed to the scene.
“Sensing danger, members of the gang fled from the village but two of them were not so lucky, the villagers caught up with them and beat them to death after which their bodies were set ablaze and burnt beyond recognition.”
It was gather that the charred remains of the suspects were later evacuated by the Police in the area.
When contacted, the Benue state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu confirmed incident.