Friday, January 29, 2016 8:46 pm
Three persons suspected to be armed robbers were on Friday burnt to death at Orunu village in Ofu local government area of Kogi state, in central Nigeria.
The robbery suspects blocked the Orunu-Idah road junction and were about to commence their operation.
But unknown to them, the youths of the area who were disgusted with their nefarious activities, formed a vigilance group to protect lives and properties of innocent commuters.
An eyewitness told NAN that the robbers numbering five had hardly settled down to business when the youths emerged from different directions and pounced on them.
They seized three of the suspected armed robbers, beat and set them ablaze, while the other two escaped into the bush.
The state Police Public Relations Officer ASP Williams Aya, who confirmed the incident, said that the police had recovered the remains of the three suspected robbers and released them to their relations for burial.
He said that though no arrest had been made, the police are investigating the incident.