According to The Nation, as many as 12 cows have been struck dead by lightning in Urhodo-Ovu community of Ethiope East council area of Delta State.
A source said some herders were grazing their animals on a farmland when the lightning struck.
The frightened herders reportedly took to their heels when the lightning struck but later returned, the source said.
The Nation also learnt that the cows’ stomachs swelled up as they died.
The incident happened after a brief rain.