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COVID-19: Oro deity embarks on cleansing ritual in Ile-Ife

COVID-19: Oro deity embarks on cleansing ritual in Ile-Ife

Shina Abubakar – Osogbo

Residents of Ile-Ife, Osun State have been charged to stay indoor throughout today (Thursday) as a masquerade (Oro) would be performing traditional rite to cleanse the land of the deadly Coronavirus.

According to a public service announcement jingle made available to Vanguard on Thursday morning, the Oro deity would be moving around the entire Ife town to perform spiritual rite against the spread of the virus.

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The rite, according to the announcement, is also aimed to return peace to the land and the country as a whole.

It also warned residents to steer clear the streets as the deity is not to be seen by any human.

As at the time of filing this report, a resident in Ile-Ife, Adetoyese Ismail confirmed that the Oro deity has begun the ritual rite across the town.

The announcement stated that the ritual would commence at 8 am and ends at 6pm.

Vanguard