At least one person has died and three people have sustained gunshot wounds when the Nigeria Police Force attempted to disperse an angry mob in Kawo, Kaduna State.
The crowd was allegedly lynching one of three-suspected kidnappers who came into their community to abduct some people.
However, the Police got wind of the action of the mob and moved into Kawo. They then shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and four people were hit in the process.
A resident of Kawo who narrated the incident said that the youths in the community blocked roads leading in and out of the community, chased the kidnappers and caught one of them who was immediately set ablaze.
The matter escalated when the Police came in and in an attempt to disperse the crowd, killed one of the people.
“The Police officers started shooting once they got here, to scare away people and they shot four innocent people. One person is dead and the remaining three are being treated in Kawo General Hospital,” a resident said.
The residents, angered by the action of the Police stormed the police station demanding that the other kidnappers be released unto them.
DSP Yakubu Sabo, Kaduna State Police Command spokesman, was unreachable when contacted on the matter.