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"Cattle Stampeded My Husband To Death A Day To The Naming Ceremony of Our Baby" -- Grace Cries Out

It was a moment of agony for residents of Iresa Adu community in Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State as army of cattle stampeded Mr. Benjamin Oyelade to death.

The wife of the victim, Mrs. Grace Adegbola narrated in tears while speaking with BBC News Yoruba that uncontrolled cattle on the highway stampeded her husband to death a day to naming ceremony of their new born baby. 

The father of the victim, Mr. Olajide Babalola Solomon said it was unfortunate incident for him to lose his son just like that. 

"We were deliberating on the name to give the baby when I received the sad news. I and others quickly moved to the scene. While we were going, we saw cattle on the road with no one directing them. Sadly, we met the remains of my son on the spot where army of cattle stampeded him". 

Mr. Olajide said Amotekun played an important role to arrest the owner of the cattle but they didn't see anyone. 

"The youth of the community moved to Fulani settlement in the community and set it ablaze to register their displeasure with the sad incident".

The Chairman, Surulere Local Government Area, Mr. Adegbite Isaiah, said the cattle that killed late Benjamin didn't belong to the Fulani that live with them in the community. He said he went to Fulani settlement to ascertain if truly the cattle that killed Mr. Benjamin belong to them.

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BBC News Grace Adegbola Grace Cries Iresa Adu Olajide Babalola Solomon


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