A man, his wife and son were lynched on Monday afternoon after a mob descended on them in Zangon Aya community, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.
The victims, Abdullahi Mohammed Gobirawa; his wife, Binta; and son, Hassan, were reportedly killed when the mob stormed their home.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said the mob action was in response to the trio’s suspected collaboration with bandits, especially in relation to recent kidnappings in the area.
“After killing the trio, the mob looted and burnt their home,”Aruwan added.
The Commissioner said investigations into the incident are in progress.
Receiving the reports, Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the violent actions of residents and strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings.
“He stressed that lawful means alone should be adopted in confronting suspicions of criminality, as the destructive practice of self-help would only result in greater harm.