Minister orders Police to fish out those who burnt alleged robbers to death in Abuja

FCT MInister, Muhammad Musa Bello

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed police operatives to fish out those who lynched, through burning to death, of three suspected traffic robbers popularly known as ‘One Chance’ in Abuja yesterday, September 30.

The three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers were yesterday set ablaze by a mob at Dutsen Alhaji junction on Kubwa- Zuba highway in Abuja.

Reacting to the incident in a statement by his spokesman, Abubakar Sani, the minister said that while his Administration is determined to wipe out criminal activities in the nation’s capital city, he would not condone any form of mob action.

Muhammad Bello made it clear that the killing of the three robbers was an act of lawlessness which the FCT Administration strongly condemns.

“No group or individual has the right to take anybody’s life the way these young men were burnt to death. I have directed the Police to carry out a thorough investigation and bring the parpetrators to book.

“The FCT Administration is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the entire territory is free of criminality and criminal elements. That is why we are working round the clock with the security agencies to maintain a twenty-four hour surveillance round the city and its environs.

“To a very large extent, we are happy with what the security agencies are doing to keep the territory safe and arrest all criminal elements particularly traffic robbers, kidnappers and other lawbreakers where ever they may be.”

The Minister called on residents to remain law abiding, even as he warned that any individual or group found taking the laws into their hands or resorting to self help would be dealt with in accordance with the relevant laws.

He appealed to Traditional, community and religious leaders to step up engagements with their subjects by emphasising the need for obedience to the laws of the land and refraining from acts capable of causing the breakdown of law and order.
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