The people Ijare in Ifedore Local government area of Ondo state has begun a traditional cleansing in the community over the death of thirty cows at Okeowa hills.
The step became necessary in order not incur the wrath of the gods.
The Sapetu of Ijare, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran disclosed this to The News Track in an interview.
He said if traditional rites are not done, more cows would vanish from the community.
He said, “Our monarch must visit Okeowa hills to appease the gods to avoid their wraths’
The people also called on the state government to assist them in evacuating the 36 cows killed by lightning on a sacred hill to prevent outbreak of diseases.
The scene of the incident has become a Mecca of sort, for people living in and outside the community.
But the place is gradually becoming a no-go area, due to offensive odour from the dead cows.
Members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Agriculture visited Oke-Owa hill to ascertain what was responsible for the incident.
Led by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, some members of the committee believe that drastic steps must be taken to address the situation.