A mob in northeast Nigeria has beaten a government official to death after he was accused of causing a man’s penis to disappear, police said on Wednesday.
Jibril Na-Allah, a local council official from northern Kano State, died on Monday from his injuries in a hospital in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said.
Na-Allah had travelled to Maiduguri to attend a two-day workshop, and was asking for directions to a restaurant when he was attacked along with his three companions.
As they were talking, one of the mob suddenly claimed to have lost his penis and accused Na-Allah and his companions of being responsible—providing an excuse to attack the men, police said.
The three others managed to flee the scene but Na-Allah was overpowered and severely beaten.
Eight people have been arrested following the incident, the spokesman said.