Strange: Lightning kills 36 cows on Ondo ‘sacred mountain’


In what appears like a peculiar progress, no much less than 36 cows have been reportedly struck dead by lightning at Oke Owa in Ijare community, Ifedore regional authorities place of Ondo state. collected that the cows according to stories belonged to a herdsman recognized as Ladam.

In accordance to a neighborhood source, the cows were killed by lightning shortly following they strayed to a mountain where the monarch of the city tends to make sacrifices on an once-a-year basis.

A resident claimed Adebamigbe Kokotiri, the monarch, accompanied by his chiefs, carry out yearly sacrifice on the mountain explained as a secluded position.

Speaking with reporters as a result of Wemimo Olaniran, a single of his chiefs, Kokotiri explained the incident as an act of God.

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The Sapetu of Ijare mentioned the herdsmen had been destroying their farmland for a incredibly prolonged time which had led to confrontation on numerous events.

“We had been there this morning and we observed about 36 cows lifeless apart from the one inside of the bush. It has happened and there is almost nothing we can do, we regards it as the act of God which nobody can question,” he reported.

“There experienced been instances like that but not as huge we are getting it now, to some persons who desecrated the land. In the previous we did witnessed thunderbolt attack, when you desecrated any component of Ijare especially the sacred locations.

Some of the afflicted cows

“The dead cows will be there endlessly it is part of the history in our land for individuals to see as testimony in future that this kind of a issue occurs, a entire Oba buried there reside and heaven did not tumble discuss significantly less of standard cows.

“Oke-Owa is a sacred hill the place the Oba and some of his chiefs visited at the time a yr during new yam pageant to provide sacrifices on behalf of the neighborhood. Even those people chiefs accompanying the Oba will have to not go to the interior component of the hill because there is a individual spot where only the Oba have to enter and spend a night.

“This is a hill that the herdsmen wanted to desecrate with their herds. It is a taboo. When we heard about the incident, we invited the herdsmen and they confirmed that it was lightning that struck the cows.

“We went to the police station to report the make a difference and the Divisional Law enforcement Officer was contacted just before chiefs like myself went there.

“Those cows would stay there and rotten since nobody ought to touch them normally there would be trouble.”



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