Kaduna Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai has directed security agencies to investigate the lynching of three suspected informants working with bandits in the state.
The incident occurred in Zangon Aya village, Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan. He made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna. Aruwan said that the directive followed report by security agencies that a man, his wife and son were lynched through mob action in the community on Monday.
“The mob action was in response to the suspects’ alleged collaboration with bandits; especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.
“After the killings, the mob also looted and burnt their home,” Aruwan stated.
Further, the commissioner stated that the governor was sad and deeply worried over the violent action; adding that he strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings. Also, he stressed that legitimate procedures should always be adopted in confronting suspicions of criminality; as the destructive practice of self-help would only result in greater harm.
Meanwhile, the governor has urged citizens to maintain law and order and always report suspects to constituted authorities.
In other news, the Ebonyi Police Command on Tuesday said investigation into the alleged killing of three members of a family would soon commence.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odoh, made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki.
A middle-aged man (name withheld) allegedly killed his sister-in-law, younger sister; as well as a laborer in Uburu community, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state. The victims were allegedly macheted to death by the suspect who was caught while trying to flee from the scene by some youths.
Odah said, meanwhile, the suspect is still on life-support machine.
“Investigation proper will commence as soon as the suspect get fit,” Odah said