Armed robber caught, burnt to death in Abuja

A suspected armed robber was on Friday morning caught and burnt to death in Abuja.

The incident, which happened in Lugbe Zone 9 in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has thrown the entire community into a panic, as traders within the area, who had earlier gone to shops to start their daily businesses, could not open and hurriedly went back home.

Tribune Online reliably gathered that the robbers, who were more than nine, besieged the community around 1:00 am and robbed till 3:00 am.

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It was further learnt that nemesis later caught up with the gang leader who was said to have instructed his accomplices to flee.

According to one of the witnesses, who did not want his name in print, after their robbery operation, one of them attacked with a machete man who was struggling with their gang leader. During that period, he had instructed his boys to flee believing that he would escape.

“One of the victim’s sons then hit him (robber) on the head with a stone, that was how he was caught. They broke his leg and set him ablaze immediately.” He explained.

A community leader, who also proffered anonymity, told Tribune Online that the community had contacted the Police to come and evacuate the corpse.

As at the time of filing this report, his corpse was still there.

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