Ondo State Government had suspended the sales of cow meat in four local governments in Akoko area following the death of 8 cows killed by lightning at a mountain in Oyinmo Quarters, Ikare Akoko the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area on Tuesday evening
The affected local governments are: the Akoko North- East, Akoko North-West, Akoko South-West and Akoko South-East.
The environmental health officers in the four local governments announced the suspension to avoid circulation of contaminated meat to unsuspecting members of public.
The Director of the Environmental Health Officers for the Akoko North-East Local Government, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi, who spoke on behalf of the other health officers in the area, said the government took the decision when information filtered that herdsmen that owned the dead cows had invited butchers and sold the cows to them who in turn would sell them to members of public.
The incident happened barely months after 36 cows were killed by lightning in Ijare town in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the eight cows, owned by some Fulani herdsmen, were struck dead while grazing on top of the mountain. The two Fulani herders who accompanied the cows were said to have fled the scene after the incident.