……Area of Benue State. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. as they were making their way back from the farm.
By Awashima Faith
According to reports on Wednesday evening, three individuals from the Ayoosu Akpage family, including two women and a six-year-old boy, tragically lost their lives during a heavy rainstorm in Agatha, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. as they were making their way back from the farm.
According to a source, “The two girls and the about six years old boy were in the farm to harvest produce for the family when the heavy rain started, Wednesday, around 4p.m.
“They decided to return home. It was while on their way that they were struck by the lightning near their house.
“People ran for safety when the lightning struck but it was discovered that three of them were unfortunate and were affected. They died on the spot. Their bodies have been recovered by the family members.
“It was a strange incident, this is the first time a thing of this nature is recorded in Agasha. The major challenge in the community is the menace of herders, the issue of lightning killing anyone has never been reported in Agasha before now,” a source in the area said.
Attempts to contact Catherine Anene, the Police Public Relations Officer, were unsuccessful.