An angry mob stoned a notorious wanted criminal, known as Azis, to death and set his remains ablaze at Naka, the Gwer West Local Government headquarters in Benue State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when the deceased who allegedly headed a gang of criminals was caught after days of searching for his hiding place.
According to Vanguard, a source said he was said to have led a gang who abducted and killed a commercial motorcycle operator in the town nicknamed Black Abino, over a week ago.
He said, “after killing Black Abino they took away his bike and dumped his corpse around Gyaluwa community also in Gwer West LGA from where it was recovered after six days. And that was not the first crime they have been committing.
“Outraged by what happened, Naka Action Youths allegedly investigated the heinous murder and he was caught. They interrogated him and he confessed to the general public that he committed the crime with his gang members.
“The youths in the area could not hold back, they immediately snatched him and stoned him to death after which they burnt his corpse.
“However one of his gang members who was also caught was saved when the police arrived the scene and he was handed over to them.
“The youths who meted out the jungle justice vowed that they would not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone involved in criminal activities in the area because they were already going through turbulent times with the unending herders attacks in their communities and the resultant killings of their innocent kinsmen. Therefore any member of the communities caught adding to their pains would not be spared.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene, when contacted said she had not received the report of the incident as at the time of filling this report.