The lacuna created by a flawed security architecture in the North-Eastern part of the country was exploited on Thursday as a band of civilians, in a mob attack, killed six bandits in Sanga and Lere local government areas of the state.
According to the operational feedback, on 24th December 2020 at Fadan Karshi in Sanga local government area, two bandits attacked a businessman and dispossessed him of money and other valuables.
Samuel Aruwan , Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State,said on receiving the distress call, the military and police set out to the location.
However, on getting to the scene, some angry locals had already lynched the bandits and burnt them to ashes.
In the same local government, on Thursday night armed bandits opened fire on motorists plying the Aboro-Kafanchan Road. The bullets hit one Richard Sabo who in the course of driving knocked down one of the bandits to death.
Sadly, Mr. Sabo who suffered bullet wounds was confirmed dead at Gwantu General Hospital. In Lere local government, security agencies reported that some bandits from a neighboring state who specialized in stealing livestock were also killed through mob action.
According to the report, the bandits were chased and overpowered at Domawa village where three of them met their end in the hands of the mob. On a sad note, the government is in receipt of a report of the killing of a commercial motorcyclist, one Hudu Yahaya of Ungwan Nungu village of Sanga local government.
He was beheaded by bandits who escaped with his motorcycle. Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families of Richard Sabo and Hudu Yahaya and prayed for the repose of their souls.
The Governor has also made a strong appeal to citizens to continue to have recourse to the law and not resort to jungle justice.