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Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors
News

Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors

AFTER the forceful exit of Fulani herders from Igangan in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state by youths in the town, a mandatory curfew has been imposed by Oro worshippers. Igangan Development Advocates (IDA), Mr Oladokun Oladiran, leader of the association, dismissed the claims that the festival was to ward off any reprisal attacks by the herders. He explained that the Oro festival which usually lasts seven days began about six days ago. During the festival, restriction of movement is enforced especially for women and non-indigenes of the town. He said, “Things are quiet in Igangan as Oro festival curfew is now ongoing. It’s been on for some days now. Today (Saturday) is ‘Ahamo’, meaning stay indoors. “All must be indoor. It has been on since the last seven da...
Police Arrest 9 Oro Worshippers For Attacking Muslims, Christians
Crime

Police Arrest 9 Oro Worshippers For Attacking Muslims, Christians

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested nine Oro worshippers for allegedly attacking some Muslims in Idi-Iroko, in the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State during the Oro festival. The Oro adherents reportedly imposed a curfew on the people in the area on Saturday, which was defied by some Muslims in the area who went out to observe their prayers. PUNCH Metro gathered that some Muslims and Christians resident in the area were beaten by the Oro worshippers for alleged non-compliance with the order. It was gathered that many Muslims and Christians, who stood against the act, were also beaten and their properties vandalised. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that nine suspects had been arrested. Oyeyemi identified the susp...

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