An angry mob in Bauchi State on Friday attacked and killed two suspected armed robbers who had tried to snatch a motorcycle from a commercial motorcyclist.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the suspects attempted to steal the motorbike along Maiduguri road when the an angry mob descended on them and beat them to death.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relation Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the hoodlums stabbed a motorcycle rider with a knife while struggling to snatch away his motorcycle.
“Two suspected hoodlums armed with knife and pretending to be passengers opposite NIDB Building along Maiduguri road, Bauchi, stopped a motorcycle rider and stabbed him with knife at his lower abdomen and struggled to snatch his motor cycle but the victim overpowered them and raised alarm.
“The incident attracted the attention of passers-by and angry mob beat the suspects to a state of coma.
“Police detectives attached to Housing Estate Division visited the scene and rushed all the casualties to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical attention and the two suspects were certified dead by the medical doctor while the victim is responding to treatment,” he said.
The police spokesman said the knife used in carrying out the attack was recovered at the scene.
Mr. Mohammed identified the deceased suspects as Haruna Abdullahi and Burhanudeen Usman, both residents of Tilden Fulani in Toro LGA of Bauchi State.
He urged members of the public not to take laws into their hands whenever they arrest suspects, warning that the command would not fold its arm and watch such disregard to law and order in the state.
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