Bauchi State Police Command said on Sunday that mob had set ablaze a suspected female suicide bomber in Bauchi metropolis.
This is contained in a statement entitled; ”Mob Action”, issued to newsmen by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
“On March 1, 2015 at about 0700hrs, information at our disposal revealed that a yet to be identified lady, who allegedly refused to allow herself to be screened at the entrance of Muda Lawal Market, Bauchi, was attacked by irate mob who took law into their hands and set her ablaze.
“As a result, she died on the spot before (being) rescued, but police patrol teams, including Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, rushed to the scene, dispersed the rampaging crowd and restored normalcy in the area.”
The statement said that investigation into the incident had commenced, adding that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the mob action and prevent further breakdown of law and order.
It, therefore, warned members of the public against taking laws into their hands as anyone arrested would face the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, eye witnesses told NAN that the incident occurred when the suspected female suicide bomber refused to be screened by civilian security agents manning the entrance of the market.