Thunder kills eight cows in Ondo as Govt bans sales of beef in Akoko

Thunderstorm has again struck in Ondo state.

This time in Ekan-Ile area of Ikare, Akoko Northeast local government area of the state killing eight cows.

Recall that similar incident happened in Ijare in Ifedore local government area of the state, over a month ago.

This latest incident occurred on Tuesday.

Instead of disposing them, herdsmen who owned the dead cows have roasted them and started selling them to unsuspecting butchers in Akoko area.

This has forced the Ondo state government to ban sales of beef allegedly struck to death by thunderstorm in Ikare-Akoko.

The Director of Environmental Health Services in Akoko Northeast local government, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi and her counterpart from Akoko Northwest, Mr Ojo Anthony, said they had arrested some butchers from taking the cow meat to markets.

They  cautioned the people of Akoko to stay away from beef in the next few days to avoid consumption of such traditionally and medically cow meat allegedly killed by the thunderstorm.

Also speaking, the Chairman of Butchers’ Association in Ikare, Mr Kabiru Ismaila said he was working with government’s environmental health officials to ensure such cow meat was not sold in Akoko markets in the next few days.