Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife said he has engaged deities in the kingdom, to cleanse the country from the deadly COVID-19.
The Ooni, in a public announcement signed by Chief Oyalami Awoyode, charged residents of Ile-Ife to stay indoors throughout Thursday as masqueraders will be performing traditional rite to cleanse Nigeria from the pandemic.
” Oro deities will be moving around the entire Ife town to perform spiritual rites against the spread of the virus,” he said.
He cautioned residents to steer clear the streets as the deities must not to be seen by any human being.
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He also explained that the rites would help in returning peace to the land and the country.
A resident of the Ile-Ife, Issac Abraham, when contacted confirmed that the Oro ritual has commenced in the town and restriction of movement commenced by 8 am and ends at 6 pm.