Double tragedy: Lecturer burnt to death after killing five pupils in auto-crash

by James Sambo


An unfortunate double tragedy occured on Friday, 24 October, in Taraba, as a lecturer was burnt to death by an angry mob, who accused him of killing five pupils with his car.

Mr Joseph Kwaji, the spokesperson of the Taraba Police Command, confirmed that Alhaji Kassimu Umar, who’s a lecturer at the Taraba College of Education, Zing, was forcefully taken by a mob from the Pupule Police station, where he had gone to report the accident.

Kwaji said hundreds of people thronged the station, and burnt the lecturer, who was trying to avoid a trailer when he hit and killed the primary school pupils.

He stated, “In the early hours of today, one Kassimu Umar, who is believed to be a lecturer with COE, Zing had knocked down five primary school pupils in Zing, who all died on the spot. After he reported the incident to the Pupule Police Outstation, irate youths in their hundreds, stormed the station, dragged him out and lynched him.”

“Our investigation revealed that the lecturer was trying to dodge a trailer, when he ran over the pupils whose ages ranged between eight and 11 years,” he added.

The police spokesperson disclosed that the matter was under investigation, adding that no arrest had yet been made by the force.

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  1. Its a shame to d police,for somebody in their custody to b dragged and lynched at their very eyes.

  2. The caracter of Nigerians makes me cry and sorrowful all the time, Nigeria has become like animal kingdom where common sense and value does not exist. These man did not delibratly kill those children it was an accident, and after killing them accidetally he didn’t run away, he reported himself to police yet these lawless people,caused generation pulled him out and grusumly killed him and burn him fire. Accident is an unavoidable mistake, therefore those who gathered to linch this man and burn him fire any time any one of them makes mistake he or she will never live to see the next day, The word of GOD says the mesure u mesured to another person the same mesure will be mesured to you.

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