Herders kill man for allegedly killing cow in Lagos

An unidentified man has been killed by cattle herders on Monday after he was mistaken for the conductor of a vehicle that killed one of their cows in the Agemowo area of Badagry, Lagos state.

This was made known by the Police Public Relation Officer of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

According to Hundeyin, the deceased was killed after a commercial driver killed one of the cows belonging to the herders in the early hours of Monday.

He said “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. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently”.

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