A statement released by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan revealed that a female resident of Mariri community, Lere local government of the state, Hajiya Bilkisu was lynched by angry youth, having discovered that suspected bandits were under her shelter.
Members of the community became aware after troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Safe Haven arrested the bandits in Bilikisu’s building, a local news report, PM News said.
Some of the bandits include Musa Adamu, Abdullahi Usman, Suleiman Hasidu, Usman Jibril, Saidu Isah, Hassan Abdulhamid, and Idris Sani.
“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that seven suspected bandits have been arrested in Mariri community of Lere local government area.
“One Hajiya Bilkisu, a suspected accomplice who had been housing the arrested persons, was unfortunately lynched by members of the community as she tried to escape, the statement said.
“The Kaduna State Government noted the report with satisfaction and commended the troops for their prompt action on credible intelligence gathered.
“The Government urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation of the suspects. “Furthermore, the Kaduna State Government appealed to citizens to avoid all forms of jungle justice, and to give security agencies the needed cooperation to work in line with the dictates of the law.
“Citizens will be updated on further developments”.