Policeman, 3 others killed as Police clash with hunters

Tragedy struck on Thursday, in Kajola local government area of Oyo State as three residents and a police man were reportedly killed following a heated clash between the police, hunters and members of a vigilante group.

It was gathered that the killing was as a result of a fight that broke out when members of the vigilante group had wanted to kill a suspected armed robber who was caught, despite the warning of the police officers, who intended to arrest the robber and take him away.

It was learnt that about 6 armed robbers had on Wednesday attacked and robbed a First bank branch in the town, killing a police officer on guard in the process.

However, when they tried to escape knowing that their plans have come to ruin, 4 were killed by 2 local hunters, who blocked the road, preventing them from escaping.

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.

A resident of Okeho, who didn’t want to be identified said a man was accidentally shot by a police officer, while attempting to take the suspected armed robber away.

He said residents retaliated by killing one of the police officer, this in turn vexed the other police officers who open fired and killed 2 people in the crowd.

All effort to get a reaction regarding the tragic incident from the Police Public Relation Officer in Oyo state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, has been unsuccessful.

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