Oro worshippers invade mosque,injured Imam and five muslims in Osun

The incident happened in Ile ife Osun state where at least six persons were reportedly injured when traditional religious worshippers stormed a mosque in Ile Ife and attacked some Muslims.

The Oro adherent had on Wednesday, March 29, announced that the Oro ritual will take place in some areas in the Ife community between 2 pm to 7 pm, giving a stern warning to residents to remain indoors pending the completion of the traditionalist belief.

However, the Muslims went about their regular belief, and schedule on the said day.

The traditional believers invaded the mosque located in Idi -Omo, Ilare with canes and started flogging Muslims who were performing ablution.

Alhaji Abdulateef Adesiyan, the Mosque Imam was reportedly beaten black and blue with cane by the Traditionalist.

Members of the Muslim community staged a protest following the attack.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja (ll) who was deputized by Obalufe of Ifeland, Oba Idowu Adediwura called for peace and orderliness reacting to the attack.

He said as the royal father of all religions Christians, Muslims, and Traditionalists, and as a leader who championed peaceful coexistence globally, there was no reason why his home should be in Turmoil.

The injured Muslims were later taken to the hospital for proper treatment.

The law enforcement deployed officers to the area and commenced an investigation regarding the case.



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