Thursday, October 22, 2020

#EndSARS: Isale Eko Descendants condemn invasion of Iga Idunganran - ITREALMS

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Isale Eko Descendants' Union has expressed displeasure over the invasion of Iga Idunganran, yesterday by hoodlums who have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest in various parts of Lagos State, reports 

Chairman, Isale Eko Descendants’ Union, Mr. Yomi Tokosi said that they were deeply saddened that the organised peaceful #EndSars protest in Lagos State has been hijacked by hoodlums who have rampaged through the Streets of the State causing untold destruction and looting.

This destruction, he said, has been extended to the ancestral seat of power, "the Iga Idunganran- The Palace of Our Oba."

Tokosi also said the Palace was invaded by armed hoodlums who carted away traditional instruments of office and other valuables and artefacts.

"We unreservedly condemn the acts of sacrilege committed by the culprits who desecrated our cultural heritage," he said.

The union also appealed that hoodlums should stop this wanton destruction, sheath their swords and allow peace to reign.

"It is pertinent to state that Iga Idunganran belongs to all sons and daughters of Isale Eko and it’s sanctity is our collective duty. 

"The Palace is the custodian of centuries' old priceless and irreplaceable heritage artefacts that have been passed down through generations," he said.

They were however consoled that Kabiyesi, Oba Riliwanu Babatunde Akiolu, Akiolu 1, and his family are safe and secure.

"All sons and daughters of Isale Eko should lend their weight to this clarion call for the Security of our Heritage. God bless," Tokosi said.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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