VIO official lynched in Niger state


By Chika Onyesi

A mob of protesters have killed one Ahmed Bello, a Vehicle Inspector Officer, in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger the state.

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, disclosed this to news men in the state.

Usman who spoke on behalf of the Niger state police command said, three Fulani youths, Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali, of Oro village in Mariga LGA were crushed by a moving trailer while being chased by the VIO official.

He disclosed that the men who were also Okada riders had refused to stop for checks, resulting in a fatal chase.

“On October 3, at about 13:30 hours, three Fulani youths namely Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali, of Oro village of Mariga Local Government Area, riding on an unregistered motorcycle, were told by the VIO to stop, but they refused to stop.

”They were chased by the VIO and they ran into a moving trailer with registration No. FKJ 512 XW that was coming from Tegina- Kampani Bobi area.

“All of them were crushed by the trailer and they died on the spot.”

“On realising what he did, the VIO ran towards Kampani Bobi Police outstation for safety; but he was pursued by irate mob and lynched,” the Commissioner added.

The State Commissioner said already, reinforcement from Kontagora Division has been drafted to the village to restore normalcy.

“We will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion to the state, as concrete security measures has since been put in place to guarantee peaceful coexistence among residents.

The Police chief warned that any person or group found culpable in connection with the incident would be arrested and prosecuted.



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