Thunder storm on Tuesday reportedly killed seven cows in Elepo village, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State.
First News gathered that the incident occurred shortly after the affected cattle returned to the ranch after grazing.
One of the villagers, who spoke under condition of anonymity, described the incident as scary and unprecedented in the area.
He said, “This would be the first time such a frightening incident would happen in this area. We have over the years been living harmoniously with the Fulani in our domain.
“The death of the cows belonging to the Fulani herdsmen living among us was a natural occurrence occasioned by thunder that struck in the town.”
When contacted, the Seriki Fulani in Osun State, Alhaji Suleiman Oluwatoyin, confirmed the incident, saying the seven cows killed by thunder belonged to one herder identified as Abdullahi.