Thunder kills three in Ogun state


Disaster   has struck  the Ijale Ijaka Street in Ijoun, Ayetoro area in Yewa South local government area of Ogun state as thunder struck and killed three teenagers in the area.

Witnesses said that the incident occurred during a heavy rainfall in area

The spokesman for the Nigeria Police in Ogun State,  Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident giving the names of the victims as Sunday Mulero,13, Dare Olaifa,15 and Sodiq Segun, 15.

Adejobi in a statement said , the information made available to the Police Public Relations Officer of the command by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ayetoro Division revealed that the young boys were engaged in leisure  activities outside their homes when the thunder struck and killed them instantly.

“The Divisional Police Officer with his police operatives, who responded to distress calls put to them, rushed down to the scene to possibly rescue the teenagers but were confirmed dead immediately on arrival at the hospital. The corpses were kept in the mortuary for necessary actions.

“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has described the incident as unfortunate. He then sympathized with the families of the deceased and prayed for God’s mercies and protection over other members of the affected families.

“The Police boss therefore seizes this opportunity to advise the general public to learn from the past so as to adjust our futures,and warn our children to desist from playing under heavy rainfall or engage themselves in any “dangerous” activities that could make their lives precarious to them,for this particular incident had occurred on many occasions in Ogun State and in many other states.

“CP Ikemefuna Okoye reassures the good people of Ogun State the command’s readiness to harness all available resources to achieve effective policing of the state”, he said .

source: the sun

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