No fewer than thirty six (36) cows were reportedly struck to death on Saturday by a mysterious thunderstorm on Oke Owa in Ijare community of Ifedore local government area of Ondo state
Newsflash247 gathered that the cows were struck by thunderstorm in the late hours of Saturday without any of them surviving.
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 cows were said to have died for desecrating the mountain where sacrifice is made every year by the town’s monarch.
It was learnt that the herders reported the case to the monarch of the town after the unfortunate incident.
The monarch of the town, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe is always accompanied by chiefs to carry out the yearly sacrifice.
The mountain is said to be a secluded place for the monarch.
When Newsflash247 visited the scene of the incident known as Oke-Owa, the dead cows including calves were seen scattered all over the mountain.
According to a source in the community, he described the incident as the wrath of their gods on the herdsmen as he stressed that they desecrated the sacred groove which is forbidden in the town.