A woman suspected to have abducted eight children was lynched by mob in llorin on Friday.
The incident took place on Emir Road when the suspect tried to escape.
She was stripped by the mob who attempted to set her on fire while inflicting machete cuts and beating her with clubs and stones.
The arrival of some policemen prevented the mob from setting the suspect ablaze. The mob hurled stones and other missiles at the police who retreated.
The police team later returned with reinforcement and had to fire several tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the woman died while being taken to the hospital by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect died on the way to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.
He said seven persons had been arrested by the police in connection with the incident.