Two suspected motorcycle thieves were on Sunday killed by a mob in Kwankwashe community of Suleja, Niger State.
The suspects reportedly engaged a motorcyclist to convey them to another community for work and in the process hit him with a hammer and zoomed off with his motorcycle.
The ward head of Kwankwashe, Jamilu Shuaibu, said the cyclist was taken to the Suleja General Hospital by his colleagues where he was confirmed dead.
He said unknown to the two suspects, another motorcyclist who was following them, noticed the development and immediately raised an alarm.
“They were trailed by a motorist who hit them before they were rounded up by the crowd, killed, and burnt,” Shuaibu said.
Effort to get the response of the divisional police officer (DPO) of Madalla, CSP Adamu Danjuma, over the incident was not successful.