Three suspected kidnappers in the sleepy agrarian Oro Ago community in the Ifelodun local government area of of Kwara state have been struck to death by a bolt of lightning during a thunderstorm.
It’s gathered that the incident was made possible by the metaphysical power of local vigilante team in Igbomina who are deploying traditional and unorthodox method to tackle insecurity in the state.
The police in the state have begun investigation into the inciden which, according to a video that has gone viral, happened about three days ago.
In the video, it was gleaned that the victims of the lightning strike 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, lamenting their loss. They attributed 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.