Benue Youths Burn 3 Robbers To Death

Benue Youths Burn 3 Robbers To Death

Luck ran out of three robbery suspects at Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday as irate youths attacked and burnt them to death.

The robbers had invaded a petrol station as they always did but ran out of bullets to scare the workers and innocent people who had come to buy petrol.

An eyewitness, who identified himself as Monday said that the robbers shot one bullet to the air and asked everybody at the petrol station to lie down on the ground.

Unfortunately, the robbers’ attempt to shoot the second bullet proved abortive as they had run out of ammunitions.

Sensing the danger, the robbers hurriedly plotted to escape but the angry mobs waylaid them and nabbed three of them.

They were burnt to death at a petrol station close to a popular Y-Junction, some 150 metres from the All Progressives Congress, APC, Secretariat.

Confirming the incident, the Sole Administrator of Kwande Local Government, Mr. Teryila Iorhemen, confirmed the incident but condemned the killing.

He said that government would not tolerate any resident taking law into his hands when there is law enforcement agents to act on such matter.

“It is unfortunate that the people took the law into their hands out of anger. But the matter has already been reported to the police.”