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Oro worshippers and Muslims have again clashed in Idi-Iroko area of Ogun state following a 24-hours curfew imposed by the Oro adherents, PLATFORM TIMES reports.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the Oro adherents allegedly attacked a Muslim cleric in daylight during the Oro festival.
It was learnt that the Oro adherents had begun their annual festival since Saturday, when they imposed daylight curfew on the residents of the area .
PLATFORM TIMES however gathered that the festival turned violent when they clashed with Muslim faithful who were observing the evening prayer.
The Oro adherents reportedly attacked a muslim cleric, Bola Wasiu by inflicting matchete cuts on his head.
Some others including women were also attacked in the mosque while Wasiu was rushed to a hospital .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the incident which occured in Temitope area in Idi-Iroko-Ajegunle, affected the same mosque ; Umar Bin Kathab which was attacked in 2019 during an Oro festival .
The Imam of the affected mosque, Abdul Waliy Omo-Akin said members of his congregation were attacked by the Oro adherents during the festival in the daylight .
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 added, ” One of our members ,Boka Wasiu was injured in the head by the Oro worshipers for coming out during the festival in the daylight .
“He left the mosque around 4:pm for his farm to feed the fish . He was waylaid by them and attacked .
“We were able to get hold of three of the attackers and handed them over to the police .
“We had held a meeting with the DPO last week Wednesday where he warned them against daylight ritual . They imposed the curfew since Saturday .”
” The people out of fear did not go to their place of works, markets, banks were shut, while schools also were closed.”
The leader of the Oro adherents could not be reached as at the time of of filing this report .