The Niger State Police Command have said an angry mob killed Ahmed Bello, a Vehicle Inspector Officer (VIO) in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
Adamu Usman, the State Commissioner of Police, disclosed this in an interview in Minna on Friday.
”On Oct. 3, at about 13:30 hours three Fulani youths namely Malami Mohammed, Juli Musa and Dawa Ali of Oro village of Mariga Local Government Area riding on an unregistered Bajaj motor cycle were stopped by the Vehicle Inspection Officer but refused to stop.
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”They were chased by the VIO and they 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 died on the spot.
“On realising what he did, the deceased VIO ran towards Kampani Bobi Police outstation for safety. Unfortunately, he was pursued by irate mob and lynched,” Usman said.
He said reinforcement had been called from Kontagora Division to restore normalcy in the village.