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Mob burn lecturer to death for killing five pupils in auto crash

Alhaji Kassimu Umar, a Lecturer at  the Taraba College of Education
(COE) Zing, 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.

Mr Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations officer
(PPRO), of the Taraba Police Command confirmed the incident to the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo.

He said that the mob
forcefully removed Umar from the  Pupule Police Outpost, where he went
to report the incident, and the mob burnt him to death.

“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,” he said.

Kwaji said that the matter was under investigation, adding that no arrest had so far been made.

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