Mob sets ablaze suspected ritualist in Niger for stealing two children - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, August 18, 2023

Mob sets ablaze suspected ritualist in Niger for stealing two children

A suspected ritualist was on Friday set ablaze by a mob in Lapai, headquarters of Lapai local government area of Niger state. 

The suspect identified as Dule Sakon Kano who was in custody of the two children before being set ablaze was said to have confessed during interrogation by the mob that he had been in the act for sometime, supplying stolen children to his "master" within the area.

It would be recalled that there had been incessant cases of sudden disappearance of children within and outside Lapai town for the past few months unabated.

The suspect was caught with the two girls of between the ages of four and five ready to be ferried to an unknown place when he was eventually caught.

Our Correspondent reliably gathered that the two lucky children were sent on an errand  to buy some domestic goods from a nearby shop around 1:30 pm on Friday shortly before the Friday Prayers. 

"The suspect before being set ablaze had  admitted to have committed the crime and that he was on his way to go and deliver the two children to his agent," one of the eye witness told some Journalists on phone. 

"The angered 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 and was apprehended along Government Girls Secondary School,(GGSS) along burial ground road and he  was dragged on the road to the centre of Lapai town where he was eventually burnt to ashes," the eye witness further narrated.

He said before the Police in Lapai could get to the scene, the body of the suspect had burnt beyond recognition and the mob had disappeared from the scene. 

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