A day after two suspected kidnappers were lynched at Ojokoro in Lagos, another four suspected kidnappers met their waterloo on Wednesday as they were mauled to death by irate mob in Jalingo, Taraba state.
National Daily learnt that a fifth victim narrowly escaped death but was arrested by the police.
The Taraba Police Command Spokesman, Mr David Misal, gave the name of the arrested suspect as Salisu Zakari, who has been detained in the command.
The four suspects were killed by a mob at Tella in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba.
Misal explained that the mob were arrested by a local vigilance group but the mob forcefully took them from the vigilante station at Tella and hacked them to death.
‘They were arrested by a local vigilance group, but before being handed over to the police, a group of irate youths lynched them and threw their bodies into the river.
“One of the suspects escaped and was later arrested in Jalingo. He is presently in our custody,” he said.
Confessing to the alleged crime, Zakari, claimed that the syndicate were not kidnappers but actually went to Tella for armed robbery before they were arrested by the vigilante group.