- About 15 cows have been destroyed as a result of thunder in Ekiti
- The incident happened at the Ikogosi Warm Spring site along Ipole
- Chief Ayo Ademilua described the incident as a natural occurrence
- On his part, the Onikogosi of Ikogosi Ekiti raised an alarm over efforts by herders to sell the dead cows to residents
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In what will be an economic disaster to the owner, lightening has reportedly killed 15 cows in Ikogosi community in Ekiti west local government area of Ekiti state.
Meanwhile, the incident has been described as a natural occurrence by the Asaoye of Ikogosi-Ekiti, Chief Ayo Ademilua.
According to him, the thunder struck during a torrential downpour between 4:00p.m. and 6:02p.m. on Saturday, September 19.
“The whole town shook when the thunder struck. Later, some commuters coming into town and those returning home from their farms saw the Fulani herders lamenting that it was the thunder that killed their cattle,” he said.
Also speaking on the incident, the Onikogosi of Ikogosi Ekiti, Oba Abiodun Olorunnisola, said that the herders were making spirited efforts to sell the dead cows to residents, saying that this portends health risk to his people.
The monarch said he already reached out to his colleague at Ipole Ekiti, Oba Oladele Babatola, on the need to warn their subjects against consuming such a desecrated meat.
“The two of us have alerted our subjects that there was an attempt to commence the sale of the cows and we are making concerted efforts to prevent the intending buyers,” he said.
The monarch, however, called on the government to evacuate the carcasses of the cows to prevent spread of communicable diseases in the area.
The Police public relations officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, said the incident was yet to be reported to the police because it was a natural occurrence.
“We have not been told, but if the owner of the cattle later realises that someone was responsible, he will report at the police station and we will surely rise to the occasion if such happens,” the PPRO said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that three officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) died mysteriously after a flash of thunder lightning occurred in their office at the early hours of Wednesday in Ilese area of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun.
The incident occurred about 10.00 a.m. when a prolong rain accompanied by thunder occurred at the FRSC premises in Old Toll Gate area of Ilese town in Ijebu north east local government of Ogun.