Panic as Bees attack mourners at Alaafin of Oyo palace

Alaafin of Oyo

Some mourners at the Palace of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, have been attacked by bees.

According to reports, some of the sympathizers, mourners, traditional rulers, religious leaders and politicians who thronged the Alaafin Palace, Akesan, Oyo State on Saturday morning around 10am got stung by bees.

The incident reportedly happened after Islamic clerics had arrived at the palace in preparation for the burial of Oba Adeyemi, who died on Friday night.

A PUNCH newspaper correspondent observed that to ward off the attacking bees, residents in the open space in the palace who were affected plucked tree branches and leaves to drive the unwanted creatures away.

A policeman was one of the victims and some of the mourners assisted him to drive away the bees and removed some of the insects which got stuck in his uniform.