Ekiti: One shot in violent clash over traditional festivals (Nation)

Ekiti: One shot in violent clash over traditional festivals (Nation)

One person was shot on Friday night as the celebration of Odun Oba and Olosunta traditional festivals in Ikere-Ekiti turned violent.

The Odun Oba Festival celebrated by the Ogoga, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, reached its peak yesterday with paying of homage and celebration of the New Yam.

The climax of the festival also marked commencement of the weeklong Olosunta festival by Olukere, Ganiyu Ayodele Obasoyin.

Soldiers, riot policemen and men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have mounted guard in Odo Oja area, which was the battle ground to prevent a reoccurrence of violence in the town.

Olukere and Ogoga are trading accusations on who caused the violence which started Friday night and continued till early hours of yesterday. Read more

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