A Fulani settlement at a village called Itin Sagamu, Ogun State, was burnt down by youths, who accused them of being kidnapping in the area.
Ogun State police command confirmed the incident to newsmen.
Some herdsmen were said to be Fulani had abducted a woman, whom the police said was yet to be rescued as of Tuesday night.
However, some youths in Iraye, who said cases of kidnapping had been recurring in the area, stormed the Fulani settlement and set it on fire as many other Fulani men fled for safety with their wives and children.
Ogun State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Abdulmumin Ibrahim, said about five houses were torched by the locals in the settlement saying no life was lost in the attack as the affected herdsmen have temporarily relocated.
“Those affected have run away from the community. Two persons were missing earlier but they have been found. We have asked them to make a formal report at Sagamu Police station on the incident,” the MACBAN Chairman has said.
The state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident, stated that normalcy had been restored saying the clash occurred because “some Fulani herdsmen kidnapped someone in his farm.”