Muslims, Ogun Traditionalists

Muslims, Ogun Traditionalists

Three arrested as traditionalists, Muslims clash in Ogun over curfew - Punch Newspapers

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8/5/2021 12:31:00 PM

Three arrested as traditionalists, Muslims clash in Ogun over curfew - Punch Newspapers

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DSP Abimbola OyeyemiPublished5 August 2021Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday in Idi-Iroko, Ogun State when Oro adherents reportedly imposed 24-hours curfew and attacked a Muslim cleric.Our correspondent gathered that the Oro adherents had begun their annual festival since Saturday and had imposed daylight curfew on the residents of the area.

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The festival, however, turned violent when they clashed with Muslim faithful who were observing the evening prayer.It was also gathered that the Oro adherents had attacked a Muslim cleric, Bola Wasiu, inflicting machete cuts in his head.He was reportedly rushed to a hospital, while others, including women, were also attacked in the mosque.

The incident which occurred in the Temitope area of the Idi-Iroko Ajegunle, affected Umar Bin Kathab Mosque, which was attacked two years ago during Oro festival.The Imam of the mosque, Abdul Waliy Omo-Akin, said the Oro worshipers breached the agreement reached with the adherents of the two other religions in the area and the court order that there must not be Oro festival in the daylight.

He said, “One of our members, Boka Wasiu, was injured for coming out during the festival in the daylight.“We were able to get hold of three of the attackers and handed them over to the police. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »

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