Three suspected kidnappers killed by thunderstorm
Three suspected kidnappers have been killed by a fierced thunderstorm in the agrarian Oro Ago community in the Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State.
Nigerian Tribune reported that the incident, linked to the efforts of a local vigilance team in the Igbomina Kwara axis aimed at checking security challenges in the area, happened three days ago.
In a viral video of the incident, it was gathered that the victims of the thunderstrike were suspected members of an eight-man kidnap gang, who reportedly operated in Iwo, Osun state about two weeks ago.
The one-minute-13-seconds video clip showed decomposing bodies of three young persons, presumably in their 20s, already burnt beyond recognition in a bush, with flies all over the scene.
The voice in the short video clip said that: “We’re members of the vigilance team in Igbomina Kwara. Our efforts against those perpetrating evil and kidnapping people in our area had yielded fruits. A Thunderstorm struck them dead. Three of them. God will continue to make us successful against the evil doers. We shall overcome them all by the grace of God. Thank you all”.
Also, another video clip showed some Fulani herders, said to be relatives of the victims of the thunderstrike, in a bush, bemoaning their loss. They ascribed the incident to an act of God that cannot be questioned by anyone, saying that thunderstrike is from God and can never be man-made.
A source among the Oro-Ago Development Union (ODU), a sociocultural organization of indigenes of the area, confirmed the incident, saying that members of the vigilance team in the area briefed the organization on the development.
Speaking on the incident, the state Police commissioner, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, said that the Command and its men had already commenced investigation on the development.
The Police boss said that veracity of the incident would be ascertained after diligent investigation.