PHOTOS: Suspected member of notorious criminal gang ‘Shila Boys’ burnt to death in Adamawa
An angry mob have reportedly beaten and burnt to death a suspected member of a criminal gang known as ‘Shila Boys’ in Jimeta, Yola North local government area of Adamawa state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened at about 7.00 p.m on Saturday, February 6 at Mubi roundabout in Jimeta after three members of the gang, who were on a tricycle allegedly robbed a woman.
Speaking on the development, the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje confirmed the incident on Sunday in Yola.
The PPRO said the Shila member was burnt to death by the mob on allegations that he robbed and stabbed a woman.
“The lady (name withheld) shouted for help and immediately an angry mobs chased the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him. The other two gang members, however, escaped,’’ Nguroje said.
He added that the corpse of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.
Nguroje also said that from Jan. 1 to date, the State Command had recorded three jungle justice against ‘Shila boys’ gang through mob attacks.
He said that the state command has swung into action to trace the two suspected criminals and the mobs. He then warned the general public to desist from taken law into their hands.
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