Two suspected armed robbers were on Sunday set ablaze by an angry mob in Mmili ezi Igbo in Oraukwu community, Idemmili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The mob reportedly carried out the act after a gun battle between the robbers and the community’s vigilance group.
A source said the robbers had allegedly snatched a Toyota Camry from their victim at that axis of the community before the local vigilante trailed behind them following a distress call.
An eyewitness, who said youths in the area came out in their numbers in anger and burnt the suspects, said they had made that area a dangerous zone, adding they always engaged the vigilance group in a gun battle.
“The suspects engaged members of the vigilance group in a fierce gun duel before they were subdued,” the witness said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying investigations had commenced.
He added that the Command had restored normalcy in the area.