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Thunderstorms drive herdsmen out of Osun


There is presently palpable apprehension among herdsmen in Osun State, as many of them have started moving their cattle in droves from the State over continuous attacks on their cattle by thunderstorms.

Our Correspondent sighted movement of thousands of cows along Iwo-Osogbo road around 12:15am on Sunday morning, following a natural disaster at Iba, in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State, in which thunder killed 17 cows.

The movement of the herds of cows caused serious panic along the highway, as motorists scampered for safety for fear of being attacked by herdsmen.

Our Correspondent took courage to speak with one of the herdsmen, who simply identified himself as Haruna. He confirmed that there was a resolution among herdsmen in the state to move their cows to a safer place.

He said : ” We are going home. We want to keep our cows in a safer place. This environment is no longer safe for us and our cows. We don’t really understand what is happening in Yoruba land.

“It happened in Ondo recently, in which our brothers in that state lost many cows to thunderstorms. The same thing is happening here in Osun, where our forefathers have lived for centuries without such an occurrence.

“These people are using spiritual power to kill our cows; killing our cows is tantamount to killing our future. You keep your money in the banks, don’t you? the cows remain our bank, so, any calamity that befalls the cows directly affect our future”.

Asking him about their destination and any possibility of returning to their base, Haruna reacted this way: ” Why are you asking me such question, are you a cattle rustler? We don’t disclose our destination to strangers. You are even making me angry “.

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12 Comments Drop Comment

  1. Sherifat Mondiu - November 24, 2019

    Okay

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  2. Okikiola Abiola - November 24, 2019

    I think they should leave as Haruna said

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  3. Nweke Vincent - November 24, 2019

    Yeah you’re right

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  4. Eyinade Segun - November 24, 2019

    yes

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  5. Oghenerukevwe Agbro - November 25, 2019

    Ok

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  6. Tope Jokotimi - November 25, 2019

    That’s nice

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  7. Emmanuel Moses - November 25, 2019

    Good

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  8. YAHAYA SAHEED - November 25, 2019

    Thunder strike

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  9. David Ayomide - November 25, 2019

    Good

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  10. Nyikwagh Manasseh - November 25, 2019

    nice

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  11. Eyinade Segun - December 1, 2019

    Write your comment here…ok

    Reply

  12. Mainasara Iliya - December 28, 2019

    Very good

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