Ode-Irele community of Ondo state has on Friday begun the process of cleansing their land in a bid to appease the gods over the plague it believes was brought to them by the persons who stole from their shrine.
An indigene of the community, who spoke with Dailypost, said it was revealed to the traditional priest that Malokun goddess, worshiped in the community has not been happy with the people. Ojagbanitemi alleged that Malokun goddes was angry at the desecration of its shrine. He said:
"Malokun goddess is angry with us and this has been revealed by our priests. We have begun the spiritual cleansing with all women in the town fetching a bucket of water each to pour at Malokun shrine".
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has disclosed that the symptoms observed in Ode-Irele bear no resemblance to those associated with the Ebola Virus Disease or any known epidemic disease.