Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has sympathised with Fulani traders in Iba, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state over the death of their cows.
About 19 cows were killed after thunder struck in the community on Friday.
The governor, while on a solidarity visit to the area, assured the affected Fulani herdsmen of his support.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Food Security, Abiodun Ajisefini, the governor commended the people of Iba on the exemplary way they have coexisted peacefully with the cattle traders of Fulani extraction in the community.
The governor said: “We are indeed sad about the unfortunate incident.
“Lightning is a natural phenomenon that we have no power or control over. The traders who suffered this loss are part of us, not strangers. They have lived here for decades and I commend them for their exemplary contributions to peace in Iba community.
“I want to assure them of my support and indeed government’s support at a time like this.”