25 armed men intercepted in Oyo

Some youths in the Ido area of Ibadan in Oyo State on Monday intercepted 25 armed men who came into the town on a truck.

Our correspondent gathered that the men intercepted are Hausa and this raised the suspicion of the youths.

The men, who claimed they were going to hunt around Eruwa area of the state, were seen with Dane guns.

A source said the men were intercepted and handed over to the police in the area but added that the youths in Eruwa stopped them from entering the town.

The armed men were said to have been driven to the Police Headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan for investigation.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, when asked, said he was not aware of the incident.