There was a serious scare in Ijare town, a community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State after a strange thunder struck and killed thirty-six cows.
The herdsman was said to have led the cows to the top of a sacred hill known as Oke-Owa where the king of the community performs certain traditional rituals.
A local described the incident, saying the herdsmen incurred the wrath of the gods when they dishonored the sacred groove by taking their cattle there to graze.
It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen who were alleged to have been 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.
In reaction to the event, the Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph described the incident as a natural disaster.
High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, the Sapetu of Ijare kingdom, also 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.