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A 30-year-old local vigilante, identified as Ahmad Usman, has been set ablaze following a heated argument with a cleric (name unknown) at Federal Housing Estate in Lugbe Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday.

According to the Police, the cleric mobilized over 200 hoodlums who murdered the victim and set him ablaze.

The Operatives deployed to the scene rescued the victim and rushed him to a hospital, but unfortunately, he gave up the ghost.

“Upon the receipt of this information, a quick intervention team comprising of The Surveillance and Ambush team of the Command attached to the Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters was drafted to the scene where the inflamed victim was rescued suffering severe degrees of burn and taken immediately to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a Doctor on call.

“Normalcy has since been restored to the situation, while monitoring and surveillance of the area continues. Residents are therefore urged to go about their lawful duties without fear or apprehension of any kind from any quarters as the discrete investigation continues to unravel facts surrounding the ugly incident and to effect the arrest of the perpetrators,” the Command Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, said.

Meanwhile, the Command Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday, while warning against Jungle justice, stated that adequate sanctions will be meted on perpetrators of such dastardly acts.

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