A mob has lynched a policeman to death following the killing of two protesters in Kogi State.
The angry mob also burnt down a police station in the Yagba-West Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement issued by the Kogi Police Command on Thursday, the incident occurred on Tuesday.
The police explained that the protest occurred after people of the area lamented robberies at three banks in Odo-Ere and Egbe towns in the LGA.
It was, however, learnt that in an attempt to disperse the crowd, a policeman fired shots which killed two people.
The mob killed the policeman and subsequently set the station ablaze.
The police said it arrested two of the robbery suspects.
“The two suspects who were arrested were taken to Odo-Ere police station. An irate mob from the community went to the station demanding that the two suspects be released to them for lynching,” he said.
“All efforts by the police to placate the mob proved abortive; it became violent and in the process lynched one Insp Bamisaye Gbenga and injured PC Sunday Alechenu,” a statement by William Aya, police spokesman in Kogi,read.