A suspected agent of a ritualist was set ablaze by a mob in Lapai, headquarters of Lapai Local Government Area of Niger state.
The incident which occurred prior to the Jumma’t prayer last Friday led to the setting ablaze of the suspect identified as Dule Sakon Kano.
The suspect was in custody of the two children before being set ablaze.
He had confessed during brief interrogation by the mob that he had been in the act for sometime, supplying stolen children to his “master” within the area.
Report claims that the two children were sent on an errand to buy some domestic goods from a nearby shop around 1:30 pm when they were abducted.
An eyewitness to Vanguard: “the suspect before being set ablaze had admitted to have committed the crime and that he was on his way to deliver the two children to his agent. The angry residents had to take laws into their hands following unabated disappearances of children from the area in recent times and without any arrest by the enforcement agents.
“The suspect took to his heel when the people discovered his mission. He was however apprehended at Government Girls Secondary School,(GGSS) along burial ground road and dragged on the road to the town where he was eventually burnt to ashes,” the eye witness further narrated.