Mysterious lightning kills 36 cows in Ondo


At least 36 cows have been mysteriously struck dead by lightning in Ijare, a community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to reports, the herders took their cattle to Oke Owa bush, where, by tradition, only the king is permitted to enter it, because it is regarded as sacred.

It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen who were alleged to been have occupying the top of the hill for about five days had been warned by the community’s Chiefs to move away from the hill before the disaster struck.

Sources say none of the herdsmen died, however, because they ran away when their cattle were struck dead.

Speaking on the incident, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, the Sapetu of Ijare kingdom, who described the incident as an act of God stressed that the development is not the first time such will be happening to those who desecrated the grove.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said it was a natural disaster and nothing can be done about it.

Also reacting, the state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Bello Garuba, confirmed the incident and said it was an act of God and the urged the owners to take heart.

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