The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the lynching of a youth suspected to be one among the young gangsters known within the state as Shila Boys.
The state Police PR Officer (PPRO), DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said Sunday that the mob action was administered in Jimeta, the part of the capital, Yola, most suffering from activities of the Shila Boys.
Sulaiman Nguroje said the Shila boy was burnt to death by an angry mob for allegedly robbing and stabbing a woman at a busy spot in Jimeta called Mubi Roundabout.
According to the PPRO, the incident occurred on the evening of Saturday.
He disclosed that the gang found that the suspects were three but two escaped.
“The lady being robbed shouted for help and immediately, individuals round the place gathered, chased the three suspects, and succeeded in catching one and burning him alive,” he said.
He added that the corpse was evacuated by the Jimeta Police Division.
Shila Boys were a raging crop of young gangsters up to the approaching of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, but Fintiri came in with a clear resolve to tame them and that they eased off until the govt and therefore the police began to count it as an enormous achievement, then they rose once more, harassing Yola residents day and night.