Priests, herbalists, others move against killers, kidnappers, cultists, robbers in Benin Kingdom

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By Alemma Aliu

BENIN CITY—Residents of Benin Kingdom, Edo State Capital, were weekend stunned to see traditional priests and priestesses of different deities, native doctors, Ewuaise palace society and different ancient traditional worshippers including Olokun and Ovia priestesses in their regalia parading some major streets.

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Their mission was to invoke age-long traditional practice of cleansing the land and appeasing the gods following the upsurge in cases of killings occasioned by armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, sacrilegious acts and the seeming inability of security agencies to stem the tide.

Disturbed by the upsurge in cases of violent killings occasioned by armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, sacrilegious acts and the seeming inability of security agencies to stem the tide, the Benin Kingdom, here, weekend invoked age-long traditional practice to cleanse the land and appease the gods for any infractions that may be…



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