Kaduna residents burnt suspected kidnapper

Residents of Kawo community in Kaduna State have killed a man, alleged to be a kidnapper, when he was attempting an “innocent man”.
Conferring to a source we gathered information that trouble started around 8am when residents of the area received information that some kidnappers, numbering three, attempted to abduct some people.

The residents immediately blocked roads leading in and out of the community and pursued the kidnappers, catching one of them and burning him on the spot.
It was also gathered that the police, upon receiving information that there was chaos in the area, mobilized to the area to disperse the mob. They killed one person identified as an orange seller and injured several others.

However, following the chaos, the police intervened to disperse the mob, shooting into the air and shooting a man in the crowd in error, while three others sustained injuries.

An eye-witness, Mr Sadi Dauda, told NAN: “I sighted a large crowd from afar and I immediately rushed down.

“Kawo residents had received information that kidnappers, numbering three were operating in Sabon Kawo.

The crowd immediately blocked the roads. They chased the kidnappers and killed one.

“Immediately the police got to the scene, they started shooting sporadically to scare away people and they shot an innocent person dead.

“Four people were shot, one died. The remaining three are in Kawo General Hospital.

“Now, the residents are demanding that the kidnapper in police custody should be released so that they can do instant justice on him.

“They said they won’t leave unless the kidnapper is released to them,’’ Dauda stated.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP. Yakubu Sabo, did not respond to enquiries on the issue.

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