By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has sympathised with the Fulani traders and people of Iba in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State over the tragic lighting that struck in the town on Friday, killing 19 cows.
It was learnt that thunderstorm struck at Gaa Eleesun, a community mostly populated by Fulani herdsmen on Friday killing 19 cows as well as injured many individuals in the community, thereby causing serious apprehension.
The governor, represented by his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Food Security, Abiodun Ajisefini,who paid a solidarity visit to the area, said: “We are indeed sad about the unfortunate incident.
“Lightning is a natural phenomenon that we have no power or control over. The traders who suffered this loss are part of us, not strangers. They have lived here for decades and I commend them for their exemplary contributions to peace in Iba community.
“I want to assure them of my support and indeed government’s support at a time like this.”
He then commended the people on the exemplary way they have coexisted peacefully with the cattle traders of Fulani extraction in their community.