Thunder kills 36 cows on sacred mountain in Ondo

Dead cows on the mountain

A thunderstorm has killed nothing less than 36 cows on Saturday at Oke Owa Mountain, in Ijare, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Fulani herdsmen were said to have taken their cows to Oke Owa Mountain, a sacred area reserved for kings in the community.

According to SaharaReporters, the traditional head of Ijare, Wemimo Olaniran said such incidents happens when people desecrate the scared land , stating that the mountain is not for ordinary people.

He said, “We counted no fewer than 36 cows already dead. They would be there and no one would be allowed to touch them.

“The place is not meant for ordinary people and even the king that goes there, does so with great caution.

“Incidents like this happens when people desecrate the scared land.”

A resident of the community, Amara who spoke with SaharaReporters said “On Saturday, I saw the Fulani herdsmen with their cows while they were entering the bush and climbing the mountains.

“But this morning, a hunter that was passing came to inform us that he saw the same cows but they were already dead.

“We rushed there and was shocked to find the cows all dead.”

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