A family was almost burnt alive in Lagos over suspicion of kidnapping as a result of the rising insecurity in Nigeria.
Just recently in Lagos, a Nigerian family was lynched on by an angry mob and almost set ablaze over suspicion of kidnapping at the Eko Bridge.
The family who were rescued by police consists of 4 adults (including a senior citizen who was identified as the grandmother).
The mob proceeded to beat the 4 adults on the suspicion of being kidnappers as they had in their possession 12 children who were roughly between 7 months old to 12 years of age.
The police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin explained how the police had to come in and rescue the adults before they could be burnt alive.
The Officer proceeded to warn against jungle justice as the incident which occurred on Wednesday could have claimed innocent lives.
Hundeyin noted that the police officers from Ebute-Ero Division and the RRS rescued the adults before they were lynched by the mob.
“Their vehicle was totally burnt down by the mob”, the spokesman regretted.
“Preliminary investigation shows that they were coming from the beach where they allegedly went to do some sacrifices.”
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.