Four die as police, hunters clash over robbers

Four men, among them a policeman all of Okeho town in Kajola Local Government Area, Oyo State, were killed on Thursday, following a clash between the police, hunters and members of a vigilante group.

Trouble began when residents  opted to lynch a robbery suspect who was arrested while policemen insisted i n taking him into custody.

It would be recalled that some armed robbers had on Wednesday evening attacked a branch of First Bank in the town and killed a policeman.

Four of the armed robbers were also reportedly killed by hunters who blocked the road and prevented them from escaping. The corpses were later burnt by angry residents.

The hunters were said to have pursued the other two robbers that escaped and while one was arrested alive, the corpse of the injured one was recovered from the bush.

There was no official response from the police at press time

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