Angry youths have stormed the residence of a suspected informant for bandits and beat him to death in Kaduna State.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the youths inflicted severe injure on the victim, Abdullahi Mohammed Gobirawa before he died.
The commissioner added that the mob also killed the victim’s wife and son, before burning their home.
Aruwan said the youths killed Gobirawa’s family over their suspected collaboration with bandits, especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.
He said on receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness and deep worry at the violent actions of the citizens, and strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings.
Aruwan stressed that lawful means alone should be adopted in confronting suspicions of criminality, as the destructive practice of self-help would only result in greater harm.
He said the state government had directed security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, and urged citizens to maintain order.
The commissioner cautioned against stereotyping of any sort and appealed for consistent recourse to the constituted agencies as investigations into the incident are in progress.