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Herdsmen Lynch Man To Death In Lagos Over Alleged Killing Of Cow

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Two herdsmen on Monday June 27 lynched a man to death in the Badagry area of Lagos State after they mistook him for the conductor of a vehicle which hit and killed one of their cows.

The man had been killed by the herdsmen before onlookers could mobilise for help.

Stonix News gathered that the killing aggrieved youths in the area went berserk, blocked the major highway and made bornfire in the area.

Security forces including soldiers were swiftly drafted to the area to restore normalcy.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

According to him, “a commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows.

“The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death.

“Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.

“The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry, successfully cleared the obstruction.

“Normalcy has since returned to the area.

“It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.

“He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station.”

He, however, said the two killer-herders have been arrested, adding that investigation was ongoing.

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