The Nation (Nigeria)

Kidnap suspects lynched in Edo


From Bisi Olaniyi, Benin City MOB has set five suspected kidnappers ablaze on Afuze-uokha Road in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered yesterday in Benin, the state capital, the kidnappers seized some travellers, whom they moved to their den in the forest, but they were later apprehende­d by brave vigilance members, who set the abductees free.

The kidnap suspects were brought to Uokha community, where a surging crowd of villagers burnt them.

Police spokesman Bello Kottongs, a Superinten­dent of Police (SP), who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the command had ordered thorough investigat­ion.


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