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In Ikeja Residents clear out, lock up shops in fear of 'Oro' festival

As is tradition, the people in white are holding a traditional Yoruba festival called 'Oro'.

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The Ikeja area of Lagos state was seriously deserted, with shops locked up as people in white were seen walking around the area.

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As is tradition, the people in white are holding a traditional Yoruba festival called 'Oro'.

We do not know what they usually entail except a form of ritual, as the people clothed in white walk along the streets and may attack any other person found on those streets.

Hence, the festivals are announced ahead of time to prepare the residents of whatever area the festival will be holding.

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General movements of any kind, including cars are seized for that day.

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