Lightning Kills Another Set Of Cows In Ondo
Another set of eight cows have been struck dead in Ekan-Ile area of Ikare-Akoko in Ondo state.
This is coming on the heels of 36 cows that were killed by lightning in Ijare community, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state.
The cows were reportedly killed after they strayed to a mountain where the monarch of the town makes sacrifices on an annual basis.
But the Ondo government intervened and banned the sale of cow meat in the town.
Yemisi Adeniyi, director of environmental health services in Akoko north-east local government, and Ojo Anthony, her counterpart, from Akoko north-west, said the government had arrested some butchers who were caught taking meat from the dead cows to the market.
The environmentalists led reporters to the scene of the incident on Thursday.
They cautioned the people of Akoko to avoid consuming meats in the next few days.
Kabiru Ismaila, chairman of Butchers’ Association in Ikare-Akoko, said he was working with environmental health officials to prevent people from buying the meat.