Thunder Strikes Dead 23 Cows in Ekiti

Deafening lightning on Tuesday struck dead about 23 cows at Okeowa Eluju, a farmstead in Iloro-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government area of the state.

The lightning followed a downpour in a community which some said was unprecedented and caused panic.

A herder, Abdullahi Kadiri, described the incident as a strange occurrence while lamenting the loss to news men.

He said, “I went to farm after about six hours heavy down pour on Monday morning only to discover that 23 of my cows had died.
“There was no any traces of bodily injuries on the dead cows .I want to believe it is an act of God, since I did not offend or quarrel with anyone .”

Kadiri who hinted that he was born into the business, however said he hadn’t experience such in his 35 years.


The Regent of the community, High Chief Joseph Alofe described Kadiri as a gentle and peace loving business man.

The community leader who also described the incident as strange, called on well-meaning individuals to assist the herder in order to revive his business.

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