Thunder KILLS 21 Cows In Nasarawa(PHOTO)

Physinews: The Zonal Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle
Breeders Association, Nasarawa South,
Nasarawa State Nigeria, Jaafaru Usman, on Thursday
said 21 cows had been killed by thunder at
Ashige in Lafia East Development Area of the

Usman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
on Thursday in Lafia that the thunder stroke on
Tuesday morning during a downpour killing all
the 21 cows belonging to a herdsman, Malam
Bature Lere.
He appealed to the state Government,
authorities of the Lafia East Development Area
and public spirited individuals to assist Lere
who lost all his cows to the thunder.
“I am appealing to Gov. Umaru Al-Makura to
assist this man who lost all his cows to the
disaster,” he said.
He, however, advised the herdsman to regard
the incident as an act of God and pray for a
better future.
Mr Tijani Abubakar, a staff of Veterinary
Services Department, Nasarawa State Ministry
of Agriculture and Water Resources, also
confirmed the incident and described it as “a
natural phenomenon’’.
Abubakar, who said that he was delegated to
assess the incident, sympathised with the
herdsman, and assured that he would take his
report to the appropriate quarters.
Narrating his ordeal, Lere said the incident
occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday during
a downpour.
He said that the cows were all that he had and
appealed to the state government and well
meaning individuals to come to his aid. (NAN)

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