A man has been stoned and set ablaze in Gboko area of Benue State for allegedly stealing a three-month-old baby.
According to Instablog9ja, the unnamed man snatched the child at the Bristow Round-About area in Gboko town.
“We just heard the baby’s mother screaming ‘thief, thief’ and we came out only to see the boy running with the baby,” a source told the press, and luckily, people were around to respond to the mother’s cry for help.
“Some boys in the area collected the baby and started beating him while the others were looking for tyre and calling more people to come out.
He was begging and crying but the other boys did not listen,” the source added.
From the photos shared on social media, the unnamed man was ‘necklaced’ and set on fire, while the community watched.
The police were not spotted at the scene through out the period when the mob exerted its anger on the suspect.