The Niger State Police Command has said that a mob killed one Ahmed Bello, a Vehicle Inspector Officer, in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday.
Narrating the incident, Usman said, “On October 3, around 13:30 hours, three Fulani youths namely Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali, of Oro Village of Mariga Local Government Area, riding on an unregistered motorcycle, were told by the VIO (officer) to stop, but they refused to stop.
“They were chased by the VIO (officer) and they ran into a moving trailer with registration No. FKJ 512 XW that was coming from Tegina- Kampani Bobi area. All of them were crushed by the trailer and they died on the spot.”
“On realising what he did, the VIO (officer) ran towards Kampani Bobi Police outstation for safety; but he was pursued by an irate mob and lynched,” Usman added.
He said that already, reinforcement from Kontagora Division was drafted to the village to restore normalcy.
The Commissioner warned members of the public to desist from taking the law into their hands.
“We will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion to the state, as concrete security measures have since been put in place to guarantee peaceful coexistence among residents.
The Police chief warned that any person or group found culpable in connection with the incident would be arrested and prosecuted.