No fewer than 23 cows have been reportedly killed by a thunderstorm in an Ekiti community following a heavy downpour , thereby creating confusion in the community.
The deafening thunder storm, it was learnt , accompanied the torrential rainfalls which lasted several hours in the community.
The ugly incident which occurred at Okeowa Eluju, a farmstead in Iloro-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government area of the Ekiti State has caused panic in the agrarian community .
The owner of the cows, Mr Abdullahi Kadiri , while narrating the incident to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday described the incident as a strange occurrence .
Kadiri who is a herder of Fulani of Ilorin descent said, “ I went to farm after about six hours heavy down pour Monday morning only to discover that 23 of my cows had died .
‘’ There was no 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 . ”
The cow merchant who hinted that he was born into business over 35 years ago said he had not experienced such before.
The Regent of the community , High Chief Joseph Alofe who also spoke on the incident described Kadiri as a complete gentle and peace loving business man who cannot hurt a fly.
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 and get over the losses incurred .