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THE Lagos State Police Command has arrested two cattle herders for their alleged involvement in the killing of a man in Lagos.

The ICIR gathered that the herders had lynched the yet-to-be-identified man at Agogo Igbala, Agemowo, Badagry, Lagos, after a bus ran into two cows belonging to the suspects.

The herders, who were said to have mistaken the man for the conductor of the bus that hit and killed the cow, attacked him on the spot in revenge, killing him.

The action of the herders resulted in a protest by angry residents.

A tweet by the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, said investigation was ongoing on the matter.

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 of the killing.

“The Divisional Police Officer, 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.”

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