In the Agemowo neighborhood of Badagry, Lagos state, Fulani herdsmen killed an unnamed man on Monday after mistaking him for the driver of a commercial bus that had run over one of their cows.
The herders have been arrested in connection with the incident by the police.
This was made known by the Police Public Relation Officer of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
According to the Police “A commercial LT bus was said to be on a high speed in the area, when it crashed to one of the cows, being crossed to the other side of the road by the Fulani herdsmen”
“An argument was said to have ensued between the commercial bus conductor and the Fulani herdsmen, which resulted in the herders stabbing the conductor to death”
“The incident created instant reaction on residents of the area, who blocked the expressway and threatening to avenge the death of the deceased man”
The situated caused serious traffic gridlock on the dilapidated road forcing many motorists to make a detour to find alternative roads.
An eye witness in the area one Mr George our Reporter that: “It happened in the morning around 7 O’ clock, I had just passed the area, when my wife called me”
“I gathered that the driver was on a high speed, when Fulani herdsmen were trying to cross their cows to the other side of the road”
He also added that “The vehicle was badly damaged and in the process, a fight ensued and the conductor was stabbed in the head and other parts of his body”
“The DPO Morogbo Division assisted by military officers from 243 Battalion, Badagry successful cleared the instruction and normalcy has since been restored to the area”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer also denied that “It is entirely false that the deceased was turned back, when he sought refuge in the police station .”He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reaching the station”
“Meanwhile the two herders have been arrested, and investigations is ongoing, updates will be provided subsequently” Hundeyin added.