The Ondo State Government has dispatched health workers to Ijare community in the Ifedore Local Government Area of the state to ascertain the cause of death of 36 cows in the town on Saturday.
The cows, owned by Fulani herdsmen, were reportedly killed by lightning while grazing on the ‘sacred’ Oke Owa hill in the community.
A veterinary officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Akinsorotan Akinbamidele, who is the leader of the team, said a committee would be set up to prevent a potential epidemic in the town after completing the delegation’s assignment.
The team held a meeting with the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun, on the matter. Read more