A Fulani herdsman has been allegedly killed by a farmer in Pakudi village near Obada-Oko in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State.
Residents of the area have since fled their homes to avoid alleged reprisal attack.
It was gathered that a Benue State-born farmer reportedly killed a Fulani herdsman for allegedly destroying his farm and ran away.
Since the incident occurred on Wednesday, residents had started to flee their homes to avoid reprisal from the Fulani herdsmen.
Pakudi village is located beside the ongoing rail construction by the Federal Government at Obada Oko.
It is a 10-minute drive from Abeokuta, the state capital.
Findings showed that the police had stormed the affected village few hours after the incident and whisked away some villagers who were later released after interrogation.
It was learnt that the wife of the alleged killer had been arrested by SARs operatives in the state.
The suspected killer was reported to have killed the Fulani herdsman on his farm and took away his belongings, including his stick.
One villager who identified himself simply as Zacchaeus said that he was risking his life by staying back.
“Many people are in the bush to avoid being attacked by Fulani herdsmen over the death of one of them.
“I have no place to take my family to. I must stay with my family. Whatever is going to happen, I must protect my family,” he said.
When asked if the leaders of the village had taken any step to protect the people who had run away, he said a few of them who stayed behind had gone to the nearby police station to report the alleged planned attack.