An irate mob today nearly set ablaze a gang of armed robbers who specializes in robbing motorcyclists along Ogbaku - Ubomiri -Ifakala -Umunoha axis of Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State
Armed robbers have continued to terrorize the area in recent times such that the economy of the mini-commercial town is threatened with many businesses, especially filling Stations and shop owners closing earlier than their usual time.
A youth leader in the area confirmed that the robbers had severally stormed the community, robbing motorcycles, filling Stations and market women and dispossess the owners of their monies as they fired gunshots into the air to scare away people.
Sources explained further that the suspected robbers were nearly burnt to death by angry Mob but escaped being burnt when the Nigeria Police Force on alert came to their Rescue.
However one was not lucky as he died before the arrival of the police.
The source said that before the police could arrive the scene, the angry mob had apprehended the suspects and Lynched them assembling materials to burnt them but were stopped by the police team.
One of the eyewitnesses, who pleaded anonymity, said that due to the frequency of the attacks by the hoodlums, the villagers formed themselves into vigilance groups to defend the community.