Two suspected teenage armed robbers have been lynched by an angry mob in Calabar.
The teenage robbers intended to rob a supermarket named Sunnytex; along Marian Road, opposite Lion’s park, around 9:00 pm on Monday, September 21, in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
Eyewitnesses said that the late-night robbery failed; after residents around Sunnytex Supermarket noticed suspicious movements; raised an alarm and also went after the armed youths immediately they exited from the Supermarket.
An eyewitness who prefers to remain anonymous said,
“When we noticed that the boys were robbing; we decided to lay siege and accost them.
We were not afraid because we discovered they had a locally-made gun.”
“Immediately they came out from the supermarket the mob went after them; and raised the alarm; funny enough, one of them too joined the mob in shouting “thief ooo” not knowing that he has been marked already.
“Two ran through a nearby street; while the one who joined us in raising alarm wanted to escape via Rabana roundabout, he was apprehended and lynched.
“While the other was also lynched and set ablaze”
“The third person is still at large as some people have already gone after him; and I believe he will be apprehended too because everyone around at alert as we speak,” he said.