Four individuals lose their lives due to a lightning strike in Nasarawa.


Lightning claimed the lives of four individuals in Nasarawa State, with others reported to be in critical condition.

The incident occurred at the Nasarawa garage in the Nasarawa Local Government Area on Saturday, November 25, 2023. An eyewitness, Aleeyou Mabudi, recounted the terrifying event while getting his car repaired.

“I witnessed the most intense and scary thunder strike a few minutes ago here in Nasarawa. I was at the Nasarawa Garage getting a car fixed when I suddenly heard a loud rumble and bright light. A lot of people actually ran not knowing what it was,” he narrated.

Following the thunderous event, a gathering formed under a tree where it was discovered that three individuals had tragically lost their lives due to the lightning strike. Mabudi expressed that it was the first time he had witnessed something this terrifying in his entire life.

In a statement, Hajarat Danyaro Ibrahim, the member representing Nasarawa Central constituency and Chairperson of the Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, confirmed the incident and extended condolences to the families of the victims.

“We commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the thunder strike in Nasarawa Garage/Mechanic workshop Nasarawa Local Government. We pray that ALLAH grants those who lost their lives eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear this great loss,” the statement read.

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