Three Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials have been reported dead after being struck by a lightning in Ogun state.
The incident was reported to have happened in the morning at about 10:00 AM on Wednesday, the 17th of June during the time of the heavy rainfall. The lightning struck the 3 officers at the ancient town of Ilese, which is near Ijebu -Ode, in Ijebu North-East local government area of Ogun State.
The officers were said to be preparing for morning parade within the area mentioned above.
In a report by Vanguard, a senior member of FRSC said there were about 12 officials in total in the same office when the lightning struck 3 of them.
Men of the state’s special security outfit code-named “OP MESA” have taken over the security of the entire area, chasing onlookers away and preventing journalists from taking pictures.
Reports also have it that the traditional leaders of the area where the incident happened performed some kind of traditional things on the corpse before they were released to the government.