Two persons, Wale Ayeku and Joseph fondly called J-Boy, were over the weekend killed by lightning during a heavy downpour in Odda quarters in Ayetoro Gbedde, Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
According to DailyPost, deceased persons were both taking shelter at a local “game-joint” when they met their untimely death.
An eyewitness said “when the rain started, we were all happy because we have had scarcity of rain this year, but the thunder and lightning that accompanied the rain scared everyone.
“It was not quite long after the rain started that we heard loud screams and wailing which compelled people to scamper for safety.
“In the midst of that confusion, we discovered that the nine victims were struck down by the lightning, while seven other persons survived with injuries.
“It was a sorry sight but we managed to render assistance by taking one of them (Wale) to a nearby hospital for medical attention, which was however too late because he was already dead.”