A yet to be identified Fulani herdsman on Tuesday reportedly hacked a farmer identified as Rid wan to death in Ijabe, Osun State.
Ridwan was said to be working on his farm at Bole village along Iba Road when the herdsman attacked him.
It was gathered that Ridwan had misunderstanding with the herdsman sometime last year.
A source said the deceased had accused the herdsman of grazing his cattle on his farm, adding that the duo had a frosty relationship since the incident happened.
“After the Fulani man had perpetrated the act, and the news of the attack filtered into town, some residents mobilised to the settlement of the Fulani herders and seized three people, including the man accused of committing the crime.
“The three people were beaten to a pulp and were later handed over to the police in Okuku division,” the source said.
Osun Police Command is yet to comment on the incident.