THREE robbers were allegedly burnt to death at Omokere- Aluu community in Choba area of Rivers State Friday night.
It could not be confirmed if they were students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) but community sources claimed they were students.
According to the sources, some students of the university reside at private hostels in Omokere- Aluu from where they go for lectures.
They said the suspects met their end when they allegedly robbed residents of some of the hostels in the community of valuables including phones.
The sources said youths in the neighbourhood quickly mobilised to apprehend the robbers, adding that they were immediately set ablaze.
Robbers had held the community hostage for about three months, raping wives of their victims.
It was apparently why youths of the area vented their anger on the three that were apprehended on Friday.
River State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ben Ugwuegbulam, confirmed the incident but said details were hazy at press time.