A socio-cultural group, Ogo Ilorin has issued quit notice to all traditional and other idol worshipers to stay clear of Ilorin Emirate and environs to avert a religious crisis
A video clip of some Osun worshipers carrying out a procession in Ilorin surfaced on social media a few days ago and generated mixed reactions.
The National President of Ogo Ilorin, Alhaji Muritala Bolaji Kareem popularly known as Babanbariga sounded the warning when he led other executives and members of the group to the spot where traditional worshipers, Osun worshipers in particular were sighted in a viral video worshipping their deity in Dada Community, Alagbado area of Ilorin Emirate.
Babanbariga who was ably represented by Sheikh Sulyman Agbaji otherwise known as Amirul Jaish explained that Ogo Ilorin would not fold arms while some people no matter how highly placed insult Ilorin Emirate’s psyche and sensibility by practicing anything alien to the pristine Islam brought to the city by Shehu Alimi.
“We are here as executives and members of Ogo Ilorin under the umbrella of our father, Mai Martaba Sarkin Musulumi Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR to express our displeasure at what happened here a few days ago. Ilorin is a peaceful city of the religion of Islam and we would not allow anyone to fan the ember of religious crisis by practicing anything alien to this ancient city such as the Osun worshipers we saw in the viral video”
“It is part of our mandate to work with relevant government and religious bodies as well as traditional institutions to protect the sanctity of Ilorin as bequeathed to us by our founding fathers and also promote the heritage of scholarship, religiosity, amity among others that Ilorin is known for”
“Not only that, but our group is also at the forefront in the fights against all practices that are not known with Islam such as money ritual and other fraudulent practices that are antithetical to what Islam and Ilorin are known for. I, therefore, call on government at all levels and relevant stakeholders to assist us in our mission to rid Ilorin of intruders under whatever guise”
The group also visited the Imam of Akorede Mosque, Ile Budo Epo, Imam Hanafi, and other stakeholders in Dada Community to further interact with them and tasked them to spread them across the nook and cranny of the area.
In the entourage of Ogo Ilorin were Sheikh Sulyman Agbaji, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Olororo, Ustaz Bellow Ibrahim Ashukuti, Mallam AbdulRasheed Jaramose, Kalifa Yanmo Olohun, Mallam AbdulWaheed Kajola, and Abdulkadir Yusuf.