A Vehicle Inspector Officer, VIO, was lynched to death by angry mob in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state, on Thursday October 3rd.
The VIO, according to report, officer spotted three fulani youths namely Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali, riding on an unregistered motorcycle. He ordered the motorcycle rider to stop for interrogation but they declined.
The VIO officer decided to engage the Fulani youths in a hot chase. Sadly, the youths ran into a moving trailer with registration No. FKJ 512 XW that was coming from Tegina- Kampani Bobi area. All of them were crushed by the trailer and they died on the spot.
Realising he was in danger as people were gathering the remains of the deceased youths, the officer ran towards Kampani Bobi Police outstation for safety but he was pursued by irate mob and lynched.
The state police command says it is investigating the matter and will bring all those involved in the dastard act to book.
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