From Paul Ibe, Enugu
The popular Ogbete main market in Enugu North local government area of Enugu state was thrown into confusion today, as an angry market mob set two young boys ablaze for alleged stealing in the market.
Sources, close to the market said the two boys were “burnt in the early hours of today at rail line holy ghost axis, Enugu by angry mob for breaking into people’s shops.”
HOMELAND NEWS gathered that following the incident, the entire market was thrown into serious crisis, as friends of the victims declared war on managers of the market for given the order.
It was further gathered that the situation would have turned bloody, if not for the quick intervention of police operatives from the state Central police station.
Confirming the ugly incident, the state police public Relations officer, Ebere Amarizu, said “the attention of police operatives of the central police station of the Enugu state command were drawn to the incident and on their quick arrival to the scene, they met the victims severely burnt and unconscious, but however, rushed them to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
“The command is urging the people to be law abiding and avoid taking laws into their hands as well as jungle justice, just as it has commenced full scale investigation into the incident.