It was tension at Boole village along Iba road, Ijabe community in Odo-Otin Local Government Area, Osun State on Tuesday as a suspected herdsman matcheted a farmer identified as Ridwan to death on his farm.
It was learnt there was deep-seated animosity between Ridwan popularly known as ‘Radoo’ and a herdsman after his cows destroyed his farm in 2020.
Ridwan, who is from Eesa’s compound in Ijabe, had gone to his farm on Tuesday when an altercation ensued with one of the herdsmen.
According to a resident, Dare Adeyemi, “Ridwan challenged them and it resulted in an altercation. He was hacked to death by the herdsmen.
“Some youths quickly rushed to the herdsmen settlement on the town where the suspect and two others who were at the scene were caught and taken to the police station in the town.
“The police visited the scene to evacuate the deceased’s body to a hospital.”
The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.
She noted that investigation is ongoing and the herdsmen have been arrested.