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Villagers Lynch Suspected Kidnapper, Arrest Three Others

Demonstrators gather at a burning barricade during a protest against the elimination of a popular fuel subsidy that has doubled the price of petrol, at Gwagwalada on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja January 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Police in Kano are questioning the death of a suspected kidnapper who was lynched to death by members of a community in Kano.

Villagers in Tudunwada local government area of Kano State have killed a suspected kidnapper who was reportedly part of a gang that mounted an illegal road block close to Falgore forest.

The villagers also arrested three other members the gang who were adorned in military uniform.

The incident, which occurred early Saturday also led to the recovery of one locally made pistol and cartridges.

It was learnt that the suspects have been handed over to the police.

The Kano Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf confirmed the incident adding that investigations had commenced. He did not comment however on what the police is doing to curb jungle justice.

He noted that the suspects and recovered weapons have been taken to Doguwa Divisional Police office adding that these will be paraded soon to the public.

A similar incident happened at Rogo local government area of the state, four days ago when villagers also killed two suspected kidnappers and arrested two.

 

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