Day mob tortured suspected kidnappers in Lagos

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I was walking along the Epe-Itokin Road in Lagos recently, when I saw a large crowd of people some distance away wielding sticks, canes and shouting on top of their voices.
When I moved closer and tried to ascertain what was happening, I saw a young lady and two men on the ground being beaten mercilessly by the mob. When I inquired from some of the angry-looking people beating them, I was told that they were members of a kidnap gang.

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Seeing the level of beating the young lady and the two men had been given and the injuries inflicted on them, I couldn’t bear the gory sight any longer and so I had to quickly walk away because I felt the suspects might not survive the ordeal in the hands of the mob.

A member of the mob, who was courteous enough to narrate the incident to me, said that the lady and the two men were chased to that spot by some policemen and soldiers who
had accused them of alleged kidnap attempt.
He said that their victims, who had boarded a cab being operated by the kidnap gang, had raised the alarm when they discovered that they had fallen into the hands of the alleged criminals. The alarm raised by the victims in the vehicle driven by the suspected kidnappers was said to have attracted the attention of the combined team of policemen and soldiers on patrol in the area.
The security men were said to have chased the cab in their Hilux van and eventually caught up with the lady and the two men in the area, where they arrested the suspected kidnappers. A mob, however, quickly emerged, took away the suspected kidnappers from the security operatives and descended on them their own way, beating them black and blue.
Day mob tortured suspected kidnappers in Lagos While being interrogated by the mob, the terribly battered suspects confessed that they were into the business of selling whoever they succeeded in kidnapping to some influential people they were working for.

I was seriously terrified by the incident! Seeing the level of beating the young lady and the two men had been given and the injuries inflicted on them, I couldn’t bear the gory sight any longer and so I had to quickly walk away because I felt the suspects might not survive the ordeal in the hands of the mob. Infact, it was clear that they might die, if care was not taken. But inspite of the suspects’ ordeal, I wished God would continue to expose more of them for such punishments.