Aggrieved youths of Okada community, near Benin City, Edo State, yesterday, murdered a yet-to-be identified Fulani man to avenge the death of an indigene, Igbere TV reports.
Igbere TV had reported on Tuesday that the woman was allegedly raped and murdered by suspected Fulani Herdsmen who have been terrorising the community.
Residents of the community took to the streets and blocked the ever-busy Benin-Ore expressway for several hours, thereby disrupting vehicular movements.
A check by Igbere TV on Thursday showed that the incident had degenerated into a major crisis late Tuesday night, Wednesday.
A resident of the community who spoke to our correspondent said the indigenes are on the hunt for her killers and already going after Fulani residents.
The Fulani man murdered on Wednesday is said to be among the penetrators of the crime.
It was learnt that the aggrieved youths had already murdered and cut off his legs by the time security agents arrived.
An eyewitness said the man was caught with arms around the farm where the victim had gone to before she was raped and killed.
When contacted by Igbere TV, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Muhammed, said the police had begun investigation into the incident.
He, however, decried that the residents took law into their hands “without waiting for the police investigation.”
The woman went to the farm and she was later discovered dead. The youth suspected it that herdsmen killed her but nobody saw the herdsmen killing her.”