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Taraba: Angry youth burn killer of 18- year-old POS operator

Angry mob weekend set ablaze a suspected armed robber, who allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old POS operator to death in Wukari LGA of Taraba state.

The sad incident happened near Wukari yam market in Wukari town, the seat of Kwararafa kingdom.

Sources said the female victim, who was attacked in her shop, was preparing for her National Examination Council (NECO) exams.

Sources said the suspect entered the girl’s shop under the guise of making a withdrawal and the suspect stabbed the victim after she resisted an attempt to rob her.

The spokesperson of Taraba state Police command, Gambo Kwache, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect who stabbed the POS operator on her neck was lynched by the youth who went after him, adding that the police were investigating the incident.

A source who identified himself as Gboshi Ali, told Blueprint that the suspect who attempted to escape after stabbing the lady was arrested by an irate crowd and was lynched to death and his body was set ablaze.

“On approaching her shop, the suspect who could not succeed in stealing money from her because of her resistance decided to stab her to death.

“He tried to escape but he was chased and arrested by those that were nearby. He was beaten to death and his body set ablaze,” the source said.

The chairman of the local government council, Ismaila Dauda, who also confirmed the incident in Jalingo said it was true that one young man went into a POS operator’s shop and stabbed her to death on Monday, June 17th, 2024, in Wukari town.

He stated that the suspect was pursued, caught, and lynched to death by hoodlums.

“It’s a sad and unfortunate incident. The young girl of 18 came to prepare for NECO exams and unfortunately met her untimely death,” he lamented.

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