Four gunmen suspected to be armed robbers were yesterday burnt alive in Ibanga Asakpa Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
The robbers were said to have successfully robbed residence of the area in the early hours of yesterday and relocated to their camp where they shared their loots.
But they met their waterloo when youths of the community got wind of the operation and mobilise other members of the community to confront the robbers.
Eyewitness said that one of the robbers had earlier shot a woman believing that she recognised him during the robbery operation. The woman was later taken to a nearby hospital where she is currently receiving medical attention .
Four of the robbers were later arrested and set ablaze together with their loots by the rampaging youths.
Members of the community according to the eyewitness further proceeded to the house where members of the armed gang were arrested and set it ablaze.
The robbers who are from Ikot Effiong, Ikot Owure, Odoro Ikot and Ikot Iwara were said to have been terrorising the communities for quite some time now before nemesis caught up with them.
A 77 year old woman who did not want her name in print told newsmen that the villagers have suffered enormously in the hands of the robbers.
She said that members of her household alone had lost over four goats, uncountable number of chickens and other valuables to the robbers who operate under the cover of darkness with impunity.
The state police public relations officer (PPRO) could not be reached on phone as at the time of filling this report.