Two gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, have been burnt to death at Rimi village, Sumaila Local Government, Kano State.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when three of the suspected armed robbers, who are said to have been terrorizing some villages around the local government area, entered Rimi to operate but were busted by a good Samaritan.

It was gathered that two of the three suspected armed robbers were apprehended by a mob around while the other one escaped.

The two suspects were beaten up by dozens of youths, who hung tyres on their necks and set them on fire until they were burnt to ashes.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

According to him, the command received a distress call that a mob set two notorious armed robbers on fire while the other one escaped.

He said, from the information at hand, the robbers were said to have been terrorizing Rimi and Magami villages and met their waterloo when they came to launch an operation on Rimi village.

He said when Police arrived at the scene, they found that the robbers were burnt to ashes, thereby evacuating their remains to hospital.

Kiyawa added that “we have recovered knives and other weapons believed to belong to the deceased suspects.

“As of now, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.”

On the mob action, DSP Kiyawa called on the people of the state to desist from taking law into their hands in order to avoid killing innocent persons.

He cautioned the general public that whenever suspects are arrested, they should be handed over to police for investigation that would lead to uncovering the truth of the matter.

“Taking law into the hands of the people is something that we will not condone. If suspects are apprehended, they should be handed over to the Police so that investigation will lead to uncovering them and the weapon they use to commit their nefarious acts.

” This is something that needs thorough investigation in order to avoid implicating innocent persons. I therefore call on the general public to avoid taking law into their hands,” Kiyawa warned.



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