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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Just In - Ooni Of Ife Releases Deties & Masquerades To Cleanse Nigeria Of COVID-19

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
According to The Nation, a Nigerian traditional ruler, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has taken the coronavirus issue to the deities in Ile Ife, Osun State to help cleanse the country from the widespread of the virus.

The Ooni, during a public announcement signed by Chief Oyalami Awoyode, charged residents of Ile-Ife to remain indoors throughout Thursday as masqueraders are going to be performing traditional rite to cleanse Nigeria from the pandemic.

He said the Oro deities would be traveling the whole Ife town to perform spiritual rites against the spread of the virus.

He warned residents to steer clear the streets because the deities must to not be seen by any person.

The statement reads; 

“The Oro deity would be on the streets of Ile-Ife between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm to cleanse Ile-Ife and the entire country of the deadly coronavirus. Everybody is enjoined not to come out of their houses while the Oro procession lasts.”

While listing the various areas the traditional rite will be performed, he explained that the rites would help in returning peace to the land and therefore the country.

A resident of the Ile-Ife, Issac Abraham, when contacted confirmed that the Oro ritual has commenced within the town, and restriction of movement commenced by 8 am and ends at 6 pm.

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