One dead as Oro worshippers, church members clash in Lagos


A disagreement between Oro worshippers and church members in Lagos State has resulted in the death of one person.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin gave the information in a Twitter post on Wednesday.

The spokesman disclosed that the clash occurred as the Christian faithful observed a vigil.

“It’s clearly a murder case. Suspects have been arrested”, Hundeyin confirmed.

It was gathered that the Oro worshippers were on a procession at night as earlier announced.

During their march, they approached the church to put out their lights and ordered everyone to face down.

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But the church leadership and congregants refused, an insistence that led to a fight.

Oro, regarded as a Yoruba god, announces its presence by a whirring, roaring sound which can be heard in the neighbourhood.

Oro dresses in a robe with shells, a white wooden mask with blood smeared on the lips, and moves alongside its followers.

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