Some angry community members in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State have set ablaze six suspected armed bandits said to have been involved in an attack that took place on Friday.
A source who pleaded anonymity told Channels Television in a telephone interview on Saturday said that the bandits were apprehended by security forces with the help of some local vigilante members in the area.
The bandits were said to have attacked the community, killing two people and abducting four others.
But according to the source, after the attack, angry members of the communuity chased the bandits and caught them in the nearby bushes.
While the police were planning to transport the suspects to the command headquarters in Sokoto, the angry community members overpowered them and forcefully snatched the suspects from the security personnel.
Thereafter, all the six of them were set ablaze.
When contacted the Sokoto state police command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sanusi Abubakar confirmed the incident but refused to give any further comments.