SOKOTO: Female bandit, two other suspects set ablaze by angry youth after failed attack


Three suspected bandits including a female terrorist met their waterloo at a Fulani community in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state when they were all burnt to death by angry youths following a failed attack.

The incident was confirmed on Thursday by the spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command; ASP Sanusi Abubakar the armed bandits stormed Ruga, a Fulani community on the outskirts of Goronyo, around midnight on Wednesday, May 5, to rustle cattle but faced stiff resistance from the nomads who also arrested three of the attackers.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to Daily Trust, the irate youths also torched the office of the vigilante group where the suspected bandits were temporarily kept before the failed attack.

“The people there are well prepared. Bullets don’t penetrate them. They foiled the attack, arrested three of the bandits and handed them over to vigilantes in the morning,” the witness said.

“When the news about the arrest reached our youths, they mobilized and stormed the vigilante office in Goronyo town where the bandits were temporarily kept. The youth were irked by the unremorseful utterances of the female bandit who was bragging that she had been arrested and released and she knew she would be free again.

“This was what triggered their action; they overpowered the vigilantes and set the office on fire. One of the suspects died inside the office while the female and the other suspect tried to escape through the window but were caught, killed and their corpses burnt to ashes,” the witness concluded.


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