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Fire Destroys Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace

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Fire Destroys Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace

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Jan 9, 2013 – Fire Destroys Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace

The Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has been razed by a harsh inferno which gutted the house on Wednesday . The inferno razed down about 21 rooms of the ancient palace.

Confirming the incident, the Media Assistant to the monarch, Alhaji Azeez Fehintola, said the fire started around 6am on Wednesday, raging uncontrollably before the arrival of fire fighters about an hour later.

The fire-fighters came at some minutes past seven and battled it till it was finally put out. Every part of the affected apartments were completely razed. It was a really sad day for the Ayabas because many of their property were destroyed. They keep their monies in the palace. Plasma television sets, jeweleries, clothes, and many other valuables,” Alhaji Fehintola said.

He added that the most affected part of the palace were rooms known as the Ile Ori, Ile Ifa where artifacts and other valuables were stored and also flats of Princess Folasade (Iyaa Meta), Princess Rukayat, and Princess Abibat.

Undisclosed large amount of money was lost in the inferno, though no life was lost or injury recorded in the incident.

However, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi refused to comment on the incident as he was said not to be in the right mood to entertain any questions.

It was gathered that the fire was ignited from an electrical surge from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.

[Daily Post Report]

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Deborah

    January 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Na wa ooohhh, God help us oooo

  2. Fadilat

    January 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    May Allah replace d lost wit a beneficent one.

  3. Bukorlah

    January 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    O ma ga oo……May God protect us

  4. saheed tunde

    January 9, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    baba take heart god will replace your lost inshallahu amen.

  5. Lere akanni

    January 10, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Baba God will be with u

  6. Abdul Gaffar Sa'ad Jawondo

    January 10, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    Iku Baba yeye. Ile oba to jo ewa lobukun ati gbogbo adanu ti o ba ti mu emi danu emi dani Olohun fi aanu eeru e ni ki epe laiye ki opolopo daadaa tun soju eemi

  7. tina

    January 10, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Whateva we own today its nt by our own makin and shuld be managed properly if nt it will be taken away.I pray they ve learnt

  8. harbeehoolar hormolarah

    January 10, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Only God saves

  9. uthwas

    January 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Nawahoo may Allah help dem

  10. Thandiwe nachula

    January 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Bad.

  11. Jasmine

    January 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Ile oba to jo, ewa lo bukun.

  12. Olamilekan atanda

    January 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    We tankx god bad thing we not happen again OBA WA TI ILU OYO ADE APEE lorii

  13. Bolanle

    January 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    May god almighty save us

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