Suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly raped and beheaded a woman identified as Margaret at Ekpoma, from Esan West local government area of Edo State.
The body of the victim was found on Tuesday night by a search party after she failed to return home from the farm.
The police discovered her severed head on Wednesday morning at a different location.
Angered by the brutal killing, women in the locality took to the streets of Ekpoma to demand expulsion of all herdsmen from the village and environs.
They said a woman earlier escaped from the herdsman who pursued her.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, one of the women who gave her name as Grace said they were tired of watching strangers destroy their crops, rape and kill women in the village.