Over 30 cows were over the weekend struck to death by thunder at Ijare community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The cows, which were 36 in number were said to had been moved by Fulani herdsmen into the community’s sacred groove located on the town’s mountain top when the disaster occurred.
The dead cows were seen scattered all over the mountain at the scene of the incident known as Oke-Owa. Following the mysterious death of cows at a ‘sacred land’ called Oke Owa in Ijare, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, the community was preparing to perform some traditional rites on the land and the dead cows.
Despite the supernatural interpretation by the traditionalists, police said the thunderstorm that killed the cows was a natural disaster.
It was gathered that the cows were struck dead at the rocky elevation said to be sacred to the community.