BREAKING: Man set ablaze for stealing children in Niger state

  • The middle-aged man was reportedly caught with two girls, aged four and five
  • He was burned to death by an irate mob who meted out jungle justice to him

One Sule Sakon Kano was on Friday afternoon set ablaze for allegedly stealing children in Niger state.

Kano was burned to death by an irate mob who meted out jungle justice to him at Lapai town, Lapai LGA of the middle belt State….CONTINUE READING

The middle-aged man was reportedly caught with two girls, aged four and five.

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The town has become a hotbed of young children disappearance in recent times; hence, the decision of the infuriated locals to take the laws into their own hands.

It’s gathered the two children were sent by their parents to a nearby shop to purchase some items around 1:30 pm, at the time when people were observing the Friday prayers in Lapai.

A source from the area disclosed that before his death, the suspect reportedly admitted to having committed the crime, saying he usually sold his victims to yet-to-be-ascertained agents.

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“We have witnessed many incidences of children being missing in Lapai town without apprehending any of the criminals. However, when the people caught this one, they decided, out of anger, to take the law into their own hands. They killed the suspect on the spot and burned his body.” DAILY POST quoted the source as saying

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He explained that when the mission of the suspect was foiled, he ran towards the burial ground along the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Lapai, but the mob chased, caught, and dragged him back to the centre of the town and set him ablaze before the arrival of the police….CONTINUE READING

The Niger State Police Command has yet to issue an official statement on the development at the time of filing this report