Man Laments as Mysterious Thunder Strike Kills Son
A mysterious thunder strike has killed two people and injured one in Pogo Community, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.
The thunder strike claims the lives of a 25-year-old Aliyu Salihu and a 13-year-old student of an Islamic school identified as Abbas leaving Abdullahi injured on Friday evening.
According to report, the ugly event took place during a light rain shower at about 8pm, killing Aliyu and Abbas instantly and leaving Abdullahi with injuries.
Confirming the incident, Aliyu’s father, Malam Salihu Makeri who pointed the spot where the incident occurred while speaking to newsmen, said the victims were harvesting mangoes when lightning suddenly enveloped the community with the accompanying thunder.
“It was like electric sparks, followed by a heavy thunderstorm which shook the entire community. People were screaming in front of my house and when I rushed out, I saw three figures lying under the mango tree. Abbas and my son, Aliyu, died on the spot but Abdullahi was injured” he said.
It was gathered that one of the deceased father, Aliyu described the death of his eldest child, as “devastating,” adding that the family had before his death encouraged him to get married but he died single.