The Rivers Police Command said on Saturday that it had commenced investigation into the lynching of three men at Aluu village, near University of Port Harcourt.
A spokesman for the command, Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt, that the victims were lynched on Friday.
“We have deposited their bodies in a mortuary. We received a call from the scene of the crime and by the time our men got to the place, the victims were already dead.
“We want to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of the victims because it is a barbaric act.’’
A spokesman for the University of Port Harcourt, Williams Wodi, said that the university authorities could not say as at the time of filing this report, if the victims were students of the institution.
He, however, told NAN that the incident took place outside the university.
Mr. Wodi also said that the management of the university was waiting for a report from the chief security officer of the institution on the incident.
NAN reports that the victims were lynched by an angry mob for an alleged theft in the area.
A video of the horrific incident is posted here. It is graphic and viewers discretion is advised