Kidnappers set ablaze in Edo(Photos)

Kidnappers set ablaze in Edo (Photos Below)

The locals, on sighting the criminals, took them from the vigilantes and burnt them to death.

Five suspected kidnappers were on Sunday set ablaze by locals along the Afuze- Uokha Road in Owan West Local Government of Edo.

The suspects were said to have attacked and abducted some travelers alond the route lonely road and took them inside the forest.

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However, luck ran out of the kidnappers as they were arrested by vigilantes who brought them out of the forest.

The locals, on sighting the criminals, took them from the vigilantes and burnt them to death.

It was gathered that the kidnappers took the travellers into the bush without knowing that the vigilantes who got wind of the occurrence had mobilised to chase them.

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“The kidnappers would have been contacting the families of the abducted travellers to ask for ransom if not for the bravery of the vigilantes while locals who were fed up with the criminal activities of these kidnappers set them on fire and left to die,” stated the source.

Spokesman of the state police command, SP Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident, said that investigation was ongoing.

According to him, “After the Kidnap, the vigilantes went in search of the criminals who they apprehended in the bush.

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“As they were coming out in Uokha Community on their way to the police station, angry youths in Uokha and adjoining towns took away suspected kidnappers from the vigilantes.

“All efforts to get the suspect to the police proved abortive as they were burnt to death. The investigation is ongoing.”

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