Police rescued a suspected member of the Shilla gang who was lynched and set ablaze by an angry mob in Jambutu, a suburb of Yola, the capital of the Adamawa state.
An eyewitness told our reporter Wednesday around 5:00 pm the incident took place.
He noted that after they were attracted by the robbed lady's cries, the Shilla boy who snatched a phone from a lady in public glare was accosted by the mob.
“The loud shriek of the lady attracted the attention of the people who immediately accosted the suspect.
” The suspect was unlucky as the tricycle he was using abruptly stopped and he tried to escape by foot.
“The angry crowd caught up with him, beat him to pulp and set him on fire. But he was lucky the Jambutu DPO who was close by and immediately rescued the boy,” the source said.
“Yes the victim has been rescued by the police and has been taken to hospital. The police as usual will investigate the incident and will bring anyone found taking laws into his hands to book,” he said.
Shilla boys have posed the most troubling threat to security in recent times, as they have exploited and even murdered innocent people while trying to dispose of their valuables.
Recently, the state police commissioner, Olugbenga Adeyanju, has led a task force to deal with the miscreants and has since begun arresting and recovering dangerous weapons from the suspects.