According to reports, a 30-year-old man, Benjamin Oyelade, has been killed by cows just a day to the christening of his newborn baby.
It was gathered that Benjamin was riding his motorcycle along the Atapa/Adu Road when suspected herdsmen ran into the road with their cows and knocked the victim down. His skull was reportedly broken in the process.
The herdsmen were said to have fled the scene of the incident.
A relative to the deceased, who identified herself as Olawunmi Oyelade said his baby's christening ceremony and house warming were scheduled to take place on Monday, September 20, before the incident took place.
She expressed regret that security operatives have so far failed to apprehend the herdsmen and their cows.
It was gathered that some irate youths had mobilized themselves and traced the herd to a herders settlement and set a portion of the area of ablaze in annoyance.
Benjamin's death is coming on the heels of the recent ban on open grazing across 17 states in the Southern region.
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