Angry youths have set ablazed, two suspected ritualists whose identity are yet to be ascertained as of press time in Nsukka local government area of Enugu state.
The incident occurred on Monday following the allegation of killing and removing private parts of a little girl in the community.
It was gathered that the girl was the little daughter of late Igwe Philip Ugwu of Umuidu and was allegedly killed and her private parts removed.
According to report, the girl was said to have been murdered last week and when the youths saw how her body was mutilated, they vowed to get to the roots of the matter at all cost.
An eyewitness said: “last week, these youths went out of their way and consulted a native doctor who told them those behind the dastardly act. They came back and confronted the suspects who confessed to their wrongdoing. They pleaded for forgiveness but these youths were already angry with them.”
“when the youths discovered that these suspects were about to run away from the community, they waylaid them, dragged them out from their houses and set them ablaze along Nsukka/ Enugu road.”
”The youths have carried out this justice method because they know that if the matter gets to the police station, that will be end of it. Many serious issues like that have died under the police justice system.”the eyewitness stated.
Reacting to the development, Val Omeje, President General of Ede-Oballa community and Hyginus Ogbu councilor representing the area confirmed the killing of the suspected ritualists by mob who overpowered local security.
They said residents were angry over the raping to death of innocent 10-year girl and removing of her vital body organs by the ritualists who were members of the community.
The Enugu state police public Relations Officer, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe could not be reached immediately for comment on the incident.