Abdullahi Mohammed Gobirawa, a suspected informant of bandits terrorising residents of Kaduna, has been beaten to death.
Angry youths were said to have stormed his residence where they killed him alongside his wife and son.
According to the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the mob action was in response to the trio’s suspected collaboration with bandits, especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.
According to him, after killing the trio, the mob looted and burnt their home.
He said on receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness and deep worry at the violent actions of the citizens, and strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings.
He stressed that lawful means alone should be adopted in confronting suspicions of criminality, as the destructive practice of self-help would only result in greater harm.
The Governor directed security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the incident, and urged citizens to maintain order.
He cautioned against stereotyping of any sort, and appealed for consistent recourse to the constituted agencies as investigations into the incident are in progress.