Not less than nineteen cows have been killed by thunder lightning in Apala farm settlement in Iba town, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State on Saturday.
Monarch of the community, Eburu of Iba, Oba Adekunle Okunoye, confirmed the development to the newsmen on Saturday.
The leader of the Fulani community in Iba, Jimoh Bala, said the incident was a natural occurrence.
According to the traditional ruler, “The people of Iba, have over the years been living harmoniously with Fulani natives living in our domain and this will not cause any disaffection.
“The death of the cows belonging to the Fulani cattle rearers living among us was a natural occurrence occasioned by a thunder that struck in the town. The community in collaboration with the leadership of the Fulani community are on top of the situation.
“The Eburu in council has directed the owners of the cows to burn them to avoid epidemic in the town.
“The community is in peace and our people live peacefully with all non indigenes including the Fulanis,” he added. (Daily Trust)