Two members of the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Agency (KASTLEA) Wednesday escaped been lynched by an angry mob over the allegations that they were responsible for a tricycle accident.
The unfortunate incident, according to Independent sources, occurred at the popular Katsina roundabout along the busy Ahmadu Bello Way but their patrol bike was pounced upon and set ablaze by the unidentified persons who were obviously angered by the carelessness of the patrol marshals. The angry mob quickly set it ablaze without remorse and fled the scene before the arrival of armed security men.
Sources who witnessed the mob action, alleged that, the KASTLEA men were the ones pursuing the tricycle which led to the accident.
According to the eyewitnesses, the KASTLEA men were trying to run away from the scene of the accident but was caught up by angry mob just about 50 metres from the scene of the accident.
But in a swift reaction, which is quite contrary to reports available, the Assistant General Manager, Provost, Benson Bivan who rushed to the scene said, his men were only trying to rescue the accident victims when miscreants mistaking them for causal agents, attacked them.
Benson Bivan vowed to get to the root of the matter and fish out the perpetrators of what he described as “unfair treatment meted to people who are on their constitutional assignment”.
Two of the injured occupants of the tricycle were rushed to the hospital while one of the marshals could not been found by his superior neither his mobile line available as at the time of filing this report.
Information available says that this is not the first time angered residents in Kaduna would be attacking the state traffic agency for varying reasons bothering on road and environmental issues.