The police in Jigawa on Thursday said some angry residents beat a 40-year-old suspected robber, Hassan Sale, to death in the state.
The spokesperson of the police, Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident to journalists in Dutse.
Mr Adam said that the incident occurred on Sunday at Chandan village in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA), when the suspect attempted to break into a provision store.
“The deceased was caught red-handed by the owner of the shop, who raised an alarm that attracted the residents to the scene.
“On June 13, at about 10.30 a.m., information reached us that one Hassan Sale, aged 40, who resides in Kyaurawa village, went to Chandan village in Birnin Kudu LGA and started breaking into a provision shop belonging to one Garba Sama’ila.
“The suspect was beaten to a state of coma and was rushed to the Birnin Kudu General Hospital for medical attention but died while receiving treatment on June 14,’’ Mr Adam said.
He said that investigation was ongoing to trace and arrest those responsible for the act.