A 50-year-old suspected cattle rustler, Yahaya Adamu, was murdered by angry youths in Babura Local Government of Jigawa State.
A resident told DAILY POST that the incident happened on Tuesday when a group of cattle rustlers stormed Unguwan Toro village and stole their animals.
He said that as a result, a group of youths mobilised and traced the footprints of the culprits, which subsequently led to the attack on the suspected thieves.
Spokesman of the state police command, Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident.
According to him, “Police on August 16, 2023, at about 1100 hrs. received a report that, animal rustlers stormed the house of a 60-year-old Hardo Musa of Unguwar Toro village Babura LGA, and stole his unspecified number of sheep.
“Thereafter, people from the village mobilised and traced the footprints of the culprits, fortunately, they found the sheep alongside the thieves. In the process, one of the suspects, 50-year-old Alh. Yahaya Adamu of Indurkuba village, Babura LGA was seriously injured by mob action.”
Shiisu said that upon receiving the information, policemen attached to Babura Division, swiftly moved to the scene and took the victim to the General Hospital in Babura for treatment.
He said the suspect died on Monday while receiving treatment.
The police spokesman said three more suspects
Kabiru Muazu, Hardo Musa, and Saidu Wanzam were arrested in connection with the crime.
He said the suspects would be taken to court after the investigation.