Monday, September 30, 2019

Three suspected kidnappers burnt to death in Abuja

Three suspected kidnappers met their demise as a mob set them on fire after they attempted to kidnap a young female at the Dutse Alhaji area in Abuja.

The suspects were three young men. The female victim was rushed to Kubwa General Hospital for treatment.

At the scene of the incident, a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) officer, Mr. Aminu Umar, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident happened at about 8:00 a.m. when a lady inside a moving vehicle was heard screaming for help.

“The lady was suddenly pushed out of the vehicle while screaming. A motorist, who saw what had happened, pulled over in front of the vehicle and blocked it under the Dutse Bridge.

From there, Okada riders (motorcyclists) surrounded the vehicle and told them to come out. They asked them if the vehicle was one chance (kidnappers) and the next thing, they started beating them and eventually put fire on them and the vehicle,” he explained.

Mr. Sylvanus Ekpenyong, Route Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said that his men were alerted of the event by some people while on duty at Dutse.

“We were at Dutse junction and we got information that there was traffic building up before the Dutse Bridge because a vehicle was on fire. We rushed down there to clear the road only to see three dead burnt bodies and a burnt vehicle. When we made inquiries from eyewitnesses, they said it was one chance (kidnappers). So we are here to ensure free traffic flow of vehicles but we don’t know the exact group of people who burnt them,” he said.