…as residents turn to mob justice in response to ongoing gassing incidents in the country
Five people in Lusaka have been killed in less than 24 hours by angry mobs on suspicion of being involved in the gassing incidents that have characterized the capital city.
As from 17:00 hours Thursday and Friday afternoon, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo reveals to Byta FM News that two people have been killed in Chipwalu and Chibolya.
Katongo says police are still receiving isolated reports of chemical spraying in various townships and compounds of Lusaka while cases of public disorder have reduced.
A Police update Thursday midday reveals three people were killed in Lusaka’s Kanyama and Chawama areas, while three police officers were seriously injured in a clash between police and residents.
Meanwhile, 11 students were treated as outpatients at Matero Level One Hospital after unknown criminals sprayed a mysterious chemical on Eden University students at their boarding house.
Katongo reveals a report of five female students who were chocked while sleeping – but initial investigations found a brazier in their room.
She adds that police suspect they were chocked by Carbon-monoxide from charcoal but investigations have been instituted.