Tragedy struck in Ogun State on Wednesday when thunderstorm allegedly struck three officials of the Federal Road Safety in the Ijebu area of the state.
The officials were said to have been struck to death at their office located at the old Ilese tollgate in the Ijebu North-East Local Government Area of the state.
Channels Television learnt that the incident occurred when the affected officials were planning for the early morning parade.
It was gathered that there were over 10 officials at the scene of the incident when the incident happened.
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When contacted, the Public Education Officer of the State Sector Command, Florence Okpe, told Channels Television that she cannot confirm the story
“I cannot give any report until when the sector commander is around to give us what really happened, he is not around.
“When he comes back he will tell us what really went wrong. I can’t just start talking because, we don’t really know what happened, whether it was a thunderstorm or whatever until he comes,” she said.
There was serious apprehension in Ijare, a community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State when a mysterious thunder struck and killed thirty-six cows.
The Fulani herdsmen rearing the cows were said to have led them to the top of a hill known as Oke-Owa, a sacred groove where the king of the community performs certain annual traditional rites.
A source in the community described the incident as the wrath of their gods on the herdsmen saying the gods became angry because herdsmen desecrated the sacred groove.
It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen who were alleged to been have occupying the top of the hill for about five days had been warned by the community’s Chiefs to move away from the hill before the disaster struck.
A local hunter had on Sunday morning alerted the community of the incident.
Speaking on the incident, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, the Sapetu of Ijare kingdom, who described the incident as an act of God stressed that the development is not the first time such will be happening to those who desecrated the grove.
Reacting to the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph described the incident as a natural disaster.