Two suspected armed robbers were yesterday beaten to death by angry mob in Bauchi State.
It was learnt that the suspects attempted to snatch a motorcycle along Maiduguri road when the angry mob descended on them and beat them to a state of coma which led to their death.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident said the hoodlums stabbed a motorcycle rider with a knife while struggling to snatch away the motorcycle.
He said “Two suspected hoodlums armed with knife and pretending to be passengers opposite NIDB Building along Maiduguri road, Bauchi stopped an Motor cycle rider and stabbed him with knife at his lower abdomen and struggle to snatch his motor cycle but the victim overpowered them and raised alarm.
“The incident attracted the attention of passersby and angry mob beat the suspects to a state of coma.
“Police detectives attached to Housing Estate Division visited the scene and rushed all the casualties to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical attention and the two Suspects were certified dead by the medical Doctor while the victim is responding to treatment,” he said.
The police spokesman said the knife used in carrying out the attack was recovered at the scene.
He identified the deceased suspects as Haruna Abdullahi and Burhanudeen Usman and residents of Tilden Fulani in Toro LGA of Bauchi State.
Mohammed urged Members of the public not to take laws into their hands whenever they arrest suspects warning that the command will not fold its arm and watch such disregard to law and order in the State.