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Two suspected killer herdsmen nabbed in Lagos

By Eniola Daniel
28 June 2022   |   2:43 am
Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing a man in Agemowo area of Badagry, Lagos.

Nigerian police (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing a man in Agemowo area of Badagry, Lagos.

The Guardian learnt that trouble started when a commercial bus, popularly known as Danfo, had a brake failure and rammed into two cows in the area leading to their death.

In retaliation, a herder allegedly stabbed a man believed to be the bus conductor.

As a result of the incident, some youths in the community blocked the expressway.

In some viral videos, the corpse of the man was displayed on the road, while a man, speaking in Yoruba, pointed to the corpse and called him by his nickname ‘Omo ga’, alleging that they were together two days ago.

Also, a resident said that the bus was going to Mile-2 when the incident happened.

Contacted, spokesperson for the Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Benjamin Hundeyin, 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 against the killing.

“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of 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 away from the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. An investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”

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