According to reports, three suspected kidnappers were allegedly killed by a phenomenon similar to lightning in the rural Oro Ago community located in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. The incident occurred three days ago and was attributed to the actions of a local vigilance team operating in the Igbomina-Kwara region to address security challenges in the area. A reliable source from the Oro-Ago Development Union confirmed the incident, stating that the vigilance team had informed the organization about the occurrence.
It was also discovered from credible community sources that the kidnapping victims had engaged the services of the local vigilantes, who had promised to utilize traditional charms to deal with the kidnappers that had been causing terror in the town and its surroundings.
A viral video of the incident revealed that the individuals struck by the lightning were suspected members of an eight-person kidnapping gang, previously known for their activities in the Iwo region of the Isin Local Government Area about two weeks prior. The one-minute and thirteen-second video clip displayed the decomposed bodies of three young individuals, likely in their twenties, completely charred in a bush, with flies swarming the area. A voice in the video identified themselves as members of the vigilance team in Igbomina Kwara, expressing their successful efforts against those engaged in wickedness and the abduction of people within their vicinity.
“Thunderstrike (sic) 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.”
Furthermore, there is another video clip where herders of northern origin, supposedly relatives of the individuals affected by the lightning strike, were seen in a bush expressing grief over their loss. They attributed the incident to an act of God that should not be questioned by anyone, emphasizing that the phenomenon was of divine origin and not the result of human actions.
Upon contact, Kwara State Police Commissioner, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, verified the incident and confirmed that the police command and its officers had initiated an investigation into the matter. The Police Commissioner stated that the accuracy and truthfulness of the incident would be determined through a thorough and diligent investigation process.