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Angry mob kills man, wife and son for allegedly being bandit informants in Kaduna

Angry mob have killed three suspected bandit informants in Zangon Aya community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday October 26, identified the victims as; Abdullahi Mohammed Gobirawa, his wife Binta Abdullahi and his son Hassan Abdullahi.

Aruwan said the victims were killed when a mob stormed their home on Monday afternoon, October 25 in response to the trio’s suspected collaboration with bandits, especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.

He added that after killing the family members, the mob also looted and burnt their home.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness and deep worry at the violent actions of the citizens, and strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings.

El-Rufai stressed that lawful means alone should be adopted in confronting suspicions of criminality, as the destructive practice of self-help would only result in greater harm.

The Governor directed security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the incident, and urged citizens to maintain order. He cautioned against stereotyping of any sort, and appealed for consistent recourse to the constituted agencies.

The Commissioner added that investigations into the incident are in progress.

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