Two suspected herdsmen have allegedly stabbed a commercial bus driver to death at Agbo Malu Agemoowo area of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the death but could not verify the identity of the dead person.
The suspected herdsmen have been arrested in connection with the incident by the police in the state, according to Nigerian Tribune.
A commercial bus was said to be speeding in the area when it crashed into one of the cows, crossing to the other side of the road.
An argument was said to have ensued between the commercial bus conductor and the herdsman for hitting their cow which resulted in the herdsman stabbing the driver to death.
The incident created an instant reaction from residents of the area, who blocked the expressway and threatened to avenge the death of the deceased.
The situation caused serious gridlock on the dilapidated road forcing many motorists to find alternative routes.
A resident of the area named George said, “I learnt that the driver was on a high speed when two herdsmen were trying to cross their cows to the other side of the road.”
He also added, “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 police image maker confirmed the development and said, “A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry killing one of the herders’ cows.
“The cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death.”