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Regional News of Saturday, 13 August 2022


Devotees ignore government warning and proceed to drink contaminated water from Osun River

Despite warnings from the Osun State Government cautioning residents not to patronise the Osun river, some people were caught defying the directive.

The Osun State had earlier warned that the Osun river has been contaminated by activities of artisan miners.

However, on Friday, August 12, a large number of residents trooped to the river and drank from it. They were seen cladded in white cloth and beads as they danced to traditional songs.

A video these activity has since been shared on social media.

See video below.