An angry mob in Sokoto State have carried out jungle justice on suspected bandit terrorists, Naija News reports.
The suspected bandits recently killed two kidnapped victims in Tangaza, a town in the Tangaza Local Government Area of the state.
This is one many horrible attacks carried out in Sokoto rural areas by the terrorists.
Residents of the community were said to have offered to pay ransom to rescue the victims, but was reportedly rejected by the bandits.
The bandits, according to sources, insisted on killing the captives to retaliate the ongoing military onslaughts in their hideout which they later did.
In a joint operation, a team of policemen and members of the local vigilante armed with weapons such as cutlasses and local guns, stormed the forest where the bandits are hiding.
Naija News learnt they killed two bandits and arrested four who were later taken to a police station in the LGA.
However, angered by the killing of the two kidnapped persons, residents of the community retrieved the arrested suspect from the station, lynched them and burnt their bodies.
The incident happened on Saturday morning, September 18.
A resident, Basharu Altine who disclosed the incident said: “The people of Tangaza have shown that they are serious. It is becoming obvious that this will soon be the trend because people are tired and no longer afraid.”
On his part, another resident who identified himself as Aliyu Madi, said the residents were angered by the effrontery of the bandits.
He said when the bandits attacked the community, they kidnapped two residents whom they later killed.
“After the efforts made by our vigilante members and security agents to save some of those kidnapped, the bandits sent a message to the people that those two residents with them would be killed and that no matter how much we offer them, they would not accept. And they went ahead to kill the two people,” he said.
According to him, “When they were brought into the town, residents followed the team to the divisional police station and demanded the bandits must be killed in their presence.
“The youths were angry and despite pleas from the DPO and the local government chairman, they insisted that if the policemen did not kill the bandits in their presence, they would burn down the police station.
“It was a very complicated situation for the DPO because the youth were adamant. They had their way and took the bandits outside of the town, killed and burnt them to ashes,” he added.
In his testimony, a resident who recorded one of the shared videos said the chairman of the LG gave the order that the suspects should be lynched and set ablaze.
He noted that gun could not penetrate one of the suspects but was consumed by fire in the end.
Watch videos below as shared by one Basharu Jeans Online TV: