A lecturer at the Taraba College of Education, Zing, Alhaji Kassim Umar early Friday morning was mobbed to death after his car rammed into five primary school pupils and killed them on the spot.
Eyewitnesses said Alhaji Umar drove his car and was trying to dodge a pothole and an approaching trailer when he hit the pupils, aged between 8 and 11 who were standing by the roadside.
Mr Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations officer , of the Taraba Police Command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo.
He said that the mob forcefully removed Umar from the Pupule Police Outpost, where he went to report the incident, and the mob burnt him to death.
Kwaji said, “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 who all died on the spot.
“After he reported the incident to the Pupule Police station, 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.”
Kwaji said that the matter was under investigation, adding that no arrest had so far been made.