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Police confirm burning of two suspected kidnappers in Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the burning of two suspected kidnappers in Otuagala Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state by a mob.

The suspected criminals were involved in the kidnapping of three students of the College of Health and Technology, Otuogidi.

The police spokesman in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, said the kidnappers were arrested on Tuesday evening, shortly after the arrest, a mob from the community overpowered the security operatives and burned the kidnappers to death.

He said: “Following a tip-off, on Dec. 3, at about 16;25 hours, a combined team of policemen and the vigilante group, searched the Otuagala forest, in Ogbia Local Government Area.

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“The team rescued the three students of the College of Health and Technology Otuogidi, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the Dec. 2.’’

“The victims were in good condition. Meanwhile, two kidnappers were arrested and two wooden carved guns AK 47 style rifles were recovered from them.

“in spite of that, an angry mob from the community overpowered the security operatives and burned the kidnappers to death,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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