The Kwara State Police Command has commenced an investigation into a thunderstorm that reportedly killed three suspected kidnappers in the agrarian Oro Ago community in the Ifelodun local government area of the state.
The PUNCH gathered that the incident, linked to the efforts of the local vigilance team in Igbomina was aimed at checking security challenges in the Kwara state.
According to a video that has gone viral, the incident happened about three days ago in the community.
In the video, it was gathered that the victims of the thunderstrike were suspected members of an eight-man kidnap gang, who reportedly operated in Iwo, in the Isin local government area of the state about three weeks ago.
The one-minute-13-second 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. Thunderstrike struck them dead. Three of them. God will continue to make us successful against the evildoers. We shall overcome them all by the grace of God. Thank you all”.
Also, another video clip showed some Fulani herders, said to be relations 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 the thunderstrike is from God and can never be man-made.
Speaking on the incident, the state commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, said that the command and its men had already commenced an investigation into the incident.
The police boss said that the veracity of the incident would be ascertained after diligent investigation.
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