Saturday, 25 October 2014

Mob sets Lecturer Ablaze over the death of 5 pupils in Taraba


A Lecturer at the Taraba College of Education (COE) Zing,Taraba State was on Friday burnt to death in a mob action after he allegedly hit and killed five primary school pupils with a vehicle he was driving.Alhaji Kassimu Umar, who ran to a police station was chased by the mob, dragged out and burnt to death.  According to (NAN) the Police Public Relations officer (PPRO),Mr Joseph Kwaji said “In the early hours of today, one Kassimu Umar, who is believed to be a lecturer with COE, Zing had knocked down five primary school pupils in Zing, who all died on the spot.After he reported the incident to the Pupule Police Outstation, irate youths in their hundreds, stormed the station, dragged him out and lynched him.Our investigation revealed that the lecturer was trying to dodge a trailer, when he ran over the pupils whose ages ranged between eight and 11 years,” Kwaji said that the matter was under investigation, adding that no arrest had so far been made.

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