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Disregard viral post on Oro ritual, Lagos govt tells residents

The Lagos State Government has told Lagosians to disregard a viral publication claiming that some communities in the state would hold “oro traditional rites” on Thursday and Friday nights.


A publication has been in circulation on social media platforms claiming that some communities in Lagos will hold the oro traditional rites on Thursday and Friday, between 12 am and 5:30 am each night, reports The PUNCH.


The communities and towns mentioned in the viral publication include Ikate and its environs, Ijora-Badiya and its environs, Amuwo Odofin and its environs, Ojota and its environs, Ikorodu and its environs, and Somolu-Bariga and its environs.


Others are Igbobi-Sabe land, Ojodu-Isheri and its environs, Isolo-Okota-Ilasamaja and its environs, Ejigbo-Idimu and its environs, Isheri-Ijegun and its environs, Ikotun-Igando and its environs, and Iba land and its environs.


Other communities include Mushin-Odi Olowo and its environs, Lawanson-Itire and its environs, and Sangotedo and its environs.


The post, which stated that “all females and non-indigenes are advised to keep off and stay indoors,” stressed that “owners of the land want to do rituals.”


However, the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile, who spoke on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja, said Lagosians should disregard the publication.


“This is not even what the government should be reacting to. It doesn’t make sense. What is the meaning of ‘owners of the land want to do rituals’? People should please disregard it,” Akosile said.


Meanwhile, it was observed that the viral publication was similar to the one circulated a few days before the 2023 governorship election.


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