The Niger State Police Command says a mob of protesters have lynched one Ahmed Bello, a Vehicle Inspector Officer in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
Alhaji Adamu Usman, the State Commissioner of Police,said this to the Newsmen in Minna today.
Adamu said that On Oct. 3, at about t 01:30 hours three Fulani youths namely Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali of Oro village of Mariga Local Government Area riding on an unregistered Bajaj motor cycle were stopped by the Vehicle Inspection Officer but 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.
The commissioner said all of them were crushed by the trailer and died on the spot. the deceased VIO ran towards Kampani Bobi Police outstation for safety. Unfortunately, he was pursued by irate mob and lynched.
The Commissioner warned members of the public to desist from taking the law into their hands as anybody found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.
He added that they will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion to the state as concrete security measures has since being put in place to guarantee peaceful coexistence among residents.