A group of villagers in Kamba area of Kebbi at about 12 noon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 attempted to lynch a national of Niger republic for his involvement in an alleged ritual murder of a young girl.
The Nigerien, identified at Adamu Gaya was later rescued by police and taken to protective custody. However some members of the village regrouped and attacked the police station, destroying the communication base.
The irate villagers also torched two police vehicles and nine motorcycles, they also smashed the windscreens of four cars parked with the station’s premises. The mob also burnt the official resident of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
The attack resulted in the death of four people, as eighty-nine others were arrested for their involvement in the violence.
Delivering a warning to Nigerians in general, the inspector general of police, Suleiman Abba in press statement signed by the force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu and dated Wednesday, September 17, 2014 advised that rather than taking laws in to their hands, Nigerians should learn to assist security operatives in enforcing law and maintaining law and order in the society.