The Nigeria police in Ondo state has launched an investigation into the cause of the death of 22 cows in Akungba-Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government Area of the State.
The incident was said to have thrown the community around the state university into panic and confusion.
It was gathered that the cows belonging to one Ibrahim Saliu were allegedly poisoned by some persons who are envious of Mr. Saliu.
Spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the incident to Channels TV.
He noted that the cows were given poisoned water, adding that further investigations into the matter have commenced.
Also speaking, the special adviser on security matters to the Ondo State Governor, Jimoh Dojumo disclosed that the herders decided to slaughter the cows after suspecting they have taken some poisonous substances.
He said the government is putting necessary measures in place to ensure that the beef from such cows was not sold for consumption by unsuspecting members of the public because consuming such would be injurious to human health.