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Five suspected kidnappers burnt to death in Edo


Five suspected kidnappers were on Sunday set ablaze by angry youths along the Afuze-Uokha Road in Owan West Local Government of Edo State.

The suspects were said to have attacked and abducted some travellers along the lonely road and took them inside the forest.

However, luck ran out of the kidnappers as they were arrested by vigilantes who brought them out of the forest.

The angry youths, on sighting the criminals, took them from the vigilantes and burnt them to death.

The kidnappers took the travellers into the bush without knowing that the vigilantes had gotten wind of the occurrence and had mobilised to chase them.

“The kidnappers would have been contacting the families of the abducted travellers to ask for ransom if not for the bravery of the vigilantes.

The residents were fed up with the criminal activities of these kidnappers, so they set them on fire and left them to get burnt to death,” a source told the News Agency of Nigeria.

Spokesman of the state police command, SP Bello Kontongs, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation is ongoing.

“After the kidnap, the vigilantes went in search of the criminals who they apprehended in the bush.

“As they were coming out in Uokha Community on their way to the police station, angry youths in Uokha and adjoining towns took away the suspected kidnappers from the vigilantes.

“All efforts to get the suspects to the police proved abortive as they were burn to death” Mr Kontongs said.


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