Bees Attack Mourners at Alaafin’s Palace as Imams Arrive for Monarch’s Burial

Some strange bees were said to have attacked mourners yesterday at the palace of the Alaafin, following the death of the renowned monarch, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

According to reports, the attack occurred during the customary rites for the late king.

Recall that Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Hospital in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

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Adeyemi, who was aged 83 at the time of his death, spent 52 years on the throne.

The mourners were reported to have gathered in groups just outside the main palace area, when the bees struck.

They, however, used leaves and tree branches to defend themselves against the bees, while some persons fled the area.

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The bees eventually left the area after hovering around the palace for about one hour.

Meanwhile, the traditionalists who performed the burial rites for the Alaafin yesterday night, did not give any comment on the significance of such attack.


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