June 27, 2022

One injured as Oro worshippers clash with Muslims in Ogun

One injured as Oro worshippers clash with Muslims in Ogun..

There was pandemonium in Idiroko area of Ipokia Local Government of Osun State on Tuesday as Oro worshippers clashed with Muslims in the border town.

The clash, Daily Post learnt, followed the alleged imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Idiroko and environs to celebrate the annual Oro festival.

It was gathered that the festival started on Saturday, with the imposition of daylight curfew.

However, the festival turned violent when the traditionalists clashed with Muslim faithful who were observing the evening prayer.

It was alleged that the Oro worshippers had attacked an Islamic cleric, Bola Wasiu, with a matchette on his head.

He was reportedly rushed to a hospital, as others, including women, were also attacked in the mosque.

The incident, which occurred around Temitope area of Ajegunle-Idiroko, affected Umar Bin Kathab, the same mosque that was attacked two years ago during the Oro festival.

The Imam of the mosque, Abdul Waliy Omo-Akin, explained that members of his congregation were attacked again this year by the Oro adherents.

Omo-Akin said the Oro worshipers violated a court order that nobody must impose daylight curfew anywhere in Ipokia Local Government.

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