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Lightning invoked by relatives of victims, strikes 3 kidnappers dead



Lightning invoked by relatives of victims, strikes 3 kidnappers dead

Three suspected kidnappers Oro Ago community in the Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state have reportedly killed by lightning allegedly masterminded by relations of victims.

According to the report by Vanguard, the incident was attributed to the efforts of the local vigilance team in the Igbomina Kwara axis aimed at checking security challenges in the area, which happened three days ago.

It incident was reportedly confirmed by the Oro-Ago Development Union (ODU), a sociocultural organization of indigenes of the area. They revealed that members of the vigilance team in the area briefed the organization on the development.

Victims of kidnapping in the town were said to have contracted the local vigilantes who vowed that they would use local charms to deal with the kidnappers who had been terrorising the town and its environs

In the 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, in the Isin Local government area of the state about two weeks earlier.

The one-minute-13-second video clip showed decomposing bodies of three kidnappers, presumably in their 20s, already burnt beyond recognition in a bush, with flies all over the scene.

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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. lightning 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 lightning, in a bush, bemoaning their loss. They ascribed the incident to an act of God that cannot be questioned by anyone, saying that the lightning is from God and can never be man-made.

The incident was confirmed by the Kwara state police Commissioner Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, noting that the command and its men had already commenced an investigation into the development.



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