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Alaafin: Bees Attack Mourners At Alaafin Of Oyo’s Palace


Some mourners who thronged the Palace to mourn the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on Saturday were attacked by bees.

The Punch reported the incident happened around 10 am after Islamic clerics had arrived at the palace in preparation for the burial of the monarch.

According to reports, a policeman, some of the sympathizers, mourners, traditional rulers, and religious leaders were among victims attacked by bees.

It was gathered that to ward off the attacking bees, residents in the open space in the palace who were affected, plucked tree branches and leaves to drive the unwanted insects away.

The victims were assisted to drive away the bees and removed some of the insects which got stuck on their bodies.


News360 Info had earlier reported that the respected Yoruba monarch passed on at age 83 as the longest-reigning Alaafin.

The corpse of the monarch was brought to Oyo town, the Oyo State capital, very early on Saturday and traditional rites were carried out before burial.




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