A mob in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State has killed a suspected bandit informant, Abdullahi Mohammed Gobirawa.
The mob also lynched Gobirawa’s wife and son.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said Gobirawa, his wife Binta Abdullahi, and his son Hassan Abdullahi, were killed on Monday afternoon.
Aruwan noted that the mob action was in response to the trio’s suspected collaboration with bandits, especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.
He said after killing the trio, the mob looted and burnt their home.
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, adding that investigations into the incident are in progress.