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Africa News of Wednesday, 28 April 2021


Abuja residents lynch five suspected robbers

Five suspected armed robbers were on Tuesday lynched in the Apo area of the Federal Capital Territory by residents.

The incident happened after the gang members robbed Point of Sale operators and traders around Apo Mechanic village.

It was learnt that the victims recognized the robbers and subsequently went after them.

After the robbery, the traders and residents reportedly mobilized in their numbers to the home of the robbers and killed two at Apo.

They later traced three other gang members to Kabusa and Waru areas where they were dragged out of their houses and also killed.

The FCT police spokesman, Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the incident, which she said occured last week.

She stated, “The incident occurred at Apo last week but the FCT Commissioner of Police has ordered an investigation into the killing. He also admonished residents against taking laws into their hands.”

Meanwhile, the command has reassured residents of adequate protection of lives and property in the FCT.

The police in a statement on Wednesday said CP Bala Ciroma has deployed overt and covert strategies to curb banditry and criminal activities particularly on the borders of the territory.

“In addition, the Commissioner of Police has launched an advance collaborative approach to address the security concerns. On this note, we wish to reaffirm our undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory,” the statement read.

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