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Herdsmen Abandon Cows in Ijare Town for Personal Safety Weeks After Thunder Strike Killed Scores

Ijare town! Remember again? It is the town in Ifedore LG of Ondo State, where scores of cows were struck dead  last year on the hill top by thunder strike. And on Wednesday there was yet another mild drama in the ancient town as herdsmen held rapid dialogue with their legs as community chiefs led youths of the town to chase away herdsmen that have been causing problems for the community.

The herders however left their cows behind and ran for their lives.

A source in Ijare town said the incident occurred after warnings have been given to the herdsmen by the community on the need to leave Ijare town following destruction of many farmlands by their cows.

It was gathered that the herdsmen refused to leave but went far into distant place to rear their cows, a development that the community leaders were not comfortable with.

On Wednesday morning, youths of the community traced the herdsmen, who took to their heels,leaving their cows behind.

The cows that are almost one hundred were later led to the palace of Olujare of Ijare, Oba Oluwagbemigun Kokotiri for safety.

According to a source: “ These herdsmen have been adamant and it was high time they left. We didn’t harm them but we were surprised the way they ran away like being chases by a lion.

“They have been destroying our farms and we could no longer condone such losses again.We don’t have problem with them but we don’t want them and their cows in Ijare anymore.

It would be recalled that thunderstorm killed many cows in Ijare town last year on the hill top




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