Two suspected armed robbers, who specialize in snatching motorcycles, met their Waterloo in Onitsha on Tuesday.The suspected hoodlums, who have allegedly been terrorizing residents of Nkpor and its environs, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra state, were set ablaze by angry mob.
The end came for the robbers when they attempted to rob a Northern trader at gun-point. The trader who came to procure goods at the Nkpor New tyre market was intercepted by the robbers at the road side under the watchful eyes of residents.
According to an eyewitness, the robbers operating on their bike, stopped the trader along the Onitsha/Enugu expressway, close to the market, and ordered him to hand over the money he was carrying in a bag to them.
The source disclosed that, “As he was about to resist the order, they shot at him for three consecutive times but the bullet did not penetrate his body.
“Seeing that the bullet did not penetrate, they sensed danger and were about to run away when the trader brought out his dagger and stabbed one of them on the chest.
“Luck, however, ran out of them as an on-coming vehicle hit their bike and they both fell off”.
He added that “those who were watching the incident immediately mobilized themselves, turned to a mob, arrested the two robbers and set them ablaze”.
On a tip off, the police stormed the scene, recovered their gun and motorbike.
When contacted, the Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr. Hassan Musa, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was on-going.