Angry Youths Kill, Burn Suspected Kidnapper in Kaduna
Angry youths in Kawo area of Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State on Monday killed and set ablaze one of the two suspected kidnappers caught in the area.
According to information gathered , the residents who heard that some kidnappers were about to abduct some people in Sabon Kawo , immediately blocked the roads leading in and out of the area stopped two of the suspects and set one of them ablaze with unused tyres.
Upon receiving the information, the police mobilised to the scene and in an attempt to disperse the crowd and rescue the surviving suspect, shot sporadically into the air and killed one person, leaving several others injured.
The protesters, who sang Bazaamu Yarda Ba meaning “we won’t take this from the police” burnt tyres, placed shrapnels and logs of woods on the highway from Kaduna to Zaria and Birnin-Gwari. They prevented human and vehicular movement, insisting that the other kidnapper in police custody must be released to them to face justice.
They also demanded justice for the slain soap seller. The Kaduna State police command condemned the action of the mob and vowed to deal decisively with the culprits.