Herdsmen Flee as Thunder Strikes Down 36 Cows in Ijare Community
Thirty six cows were at the weekend struck to death by mysterious thunderstorm on “Oke Owa” at Ijare Community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The herdsmen and their cows were said to have desecrated sacred parts of the Owa Mountain where sacrifice is made once in a year by the traditional ruler of the community.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the thunderbolt struck the cows to death during a rainstorm on Saturday night when they mounted the secluded place of the mountain while the herdsmen in charge of the cows were said to have run away.
Confirming the strange incident, the traditional ruler, the Olujare of Ijare,
Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun who spoke with journalists at his palace, said that the place was a secluded place where unqualified people are not allowed to mount or step on.
A senior chief of Ijare, High Chief Sapetu Wemimo Olaniran, said the herders came to the palace to report the case to the monarch after the mysterious incident occurred.
High Chief Olaniran, who is the second in command to the Olujare, described the incident as the act of God which no one could query.