By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Three suspected kidnappers were said to have been killed by a thunder strike in Oro Ago, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
In a one-minute video of the incident, the corpses of the victims were seen burnt beyond recognition with flies buzzing over them.
A voice in the short video clip said, “We’re members of the vigilance team in Igbomina. Our efforts against those perpetrating evil and kidnapping people in our area, has yielded fruits”.
Locals claimed the victims were members of an eight-man kidnap gang, who operated in Iwo, Isin local government area of Kwara State two weeks ago.
A local chief was killed by a stray bullet during the incident while the chairman of CAN in the community was kidnapped.
Another video clip recorded by the vigilantes showed some herders, said to be relations of the victims of the thunder strike, bemoaning their loss.
They ascribed the incident to an act of God, saying that the thunder strike was from God and can never be man-made.
A member of the Oro-Ago Development Union (ODU), a socio-cultural organisation of indigenes of the area who preferred not to be named, confirmed the incident, saying members of the vigilante team in the area briefed the ODU on the development.