- The Alaafin of Oyo has visited the site of a 100-year-old tree that fell in Oyo state and claimed the lives of four people seeking shelter under it
- According to reports, 100-year-old Igi Odan tree fell after a heavy windstorm at Sabo area of Oyo
- Oba Adeyemi, who was said to have commiserated with the families of the deceased, noted that it was strange for a tree to fall and rise again
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said the 100-year-old tree that fell on Monday, October 4, and reportedly rose up on Tuesday, October 5, will be made a tourist attraction.
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After the tree fell on Monday, it was severed from the roots but it reportedly managed to stand upright again, PM News reports.
Speaking with BBC News Yoruba, Oba Adeyemi said what happened was strange and that God does his works in ways that please him.
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In his words:
"The event was strange. God does his things in ways that please him. We want to turn the tree to a tourist attraction."
Social media reacts
Reacting to the development, an Instagram user with the handle @kimzamany said:
"Did I just hear alaafin saying he want to turn the place to tourist center, which people will be coming to look. Ahhhhh... This Nigeria ehn... But pls make dem remember to tell people this same tree kill some people nd injured a lot of people."
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Alaafin of Oyo steps out with young queens in matching outfits
Legit.ng previously reported that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, celebrated the Salah holiday in a beautiful way. A video showing the Oyo monarch and two of his queens was spotted on social media.
Oba Adeyemi and two of his queens were donned in white outfits as they stepped out.
The family seemed to be returning from the mosque in celebration of Eid while some people walked with them.