A man suspected to be member of a criminal gang known as ‘Shila Boys’ was beaten to pulp and later burnt to death by an angry mob in Jimeta, Yola North local government area of Adamawa state.
The incident occurred at about 7.00 p.m on Saturday, February 6 at Mubi roundabout in Jimeta after three members of the dreaded gang, who were on a tricycle allegedly robbed a lady.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, spokesperson of the State Police Command, who confirmed the incident on Sunday in Yola, stated the Shila member was lynched by the mob on allegations that he robbed and stabbed a woman.
“The lady (name withheld) shouted for help and immediately an angry mobs chased the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him. The other two gang members, however, escaped,’’ Nguroje said.
He added that the remains of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.
Nguroje also disclosed that from Jan. 1 to date, the State Command had recorded three lynching cases against ‘Shila boys’ gang through mob attacks.
He said that the command has swung into action to track down the two suspected criminals and the mobs. He then warned the general public to desist from taken law into their hands.