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100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by DoggoneDogg: 7:57pm On Oct 05, 2021
Four persons were feared killed and another seriously injured when an ancient majestic ‘Odan’ tree fell to a heavy windstorm in the Saabo area of Oyo town on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ancient tree provided shelter for butchers, mini buses and commercial motorcycle operators with its far-spreading branches at a popular foodstuff market in Oyo town.

Akeebu Alarape, chairman, Saabo Market, Oyo town, told NAN that the tree was about 100 years old.

Alarape said four different sawyers invited to cut the tree did not succeed until a fifth sawyer was able to cut parts of it for rescue operation to begin.

A resident trader in the area, Kareemot Ejide, 65, said she had known the tree since her childhood days.


According to Akeem Ojo, Head Operations of the Western Nigeria Security Network, “Amotekun’’ in Atiba Local Council Development Area, the tree fell at about 6 p.m.

“A female student of Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, a woman with a baby strapped to her back and a boy she was holding were pulled out from under the tree.

“One person was seriously injured and was taken to a private hospital in the area, while motorcycle and mini bus parks under the tree were damaged,’’ Ojo said.

He added that Amotekun’s presence at the scene was to prevent rioting and looting of goods in the market.

Seun Oguntona, chairman, Sooro Local Council Development Area, Oke-Isiwin, Oyo, confirmed to NAN that those affected were people who took shelter under the tree during a heavy downpour.

He added that those trading under the tree would be relocated.

He urged people in the area to always stay in-doors and not to take shelter under trees when it rained.

He debunked the rumour that the tree was fetish, adding that the person that planted the tree died 30 years ago.

Mr Oguntona said that though the man was a “Sango’’ traditional religion faithful, he planted the tree to provide shade for people.


Efforts to get the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Adewale Osifeso, to react were not successful as he did not pick his phone calls.



Source: Blueprint News

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by DaddyRochie1642: 7:58pm On Oct 05, 2021
Tree from hell

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Blake755: 8:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
Nah waoo which day person go dey for naija for a day without hearing bad news angry

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by JAOS(m): 8:27pm On Oct 05, 2021
why are there so many brown roof in a place

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by osuulola(m): 9:20pm On Oct 05, 2021
Have you heard that the tree has stood back in its place like mysteriously?

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by illicit(m): 9:40pm On Oct 05, 2021
No pics?

Shitty journalism

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by NwaNimo1(m): 9:59pm On Oct 05, 2021

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by slawormiir: 9:59pm On Oct 05, 2021
Damnnn niggar
O boy see oyo state
See as he ugly..

Atleast make them still dey renovate and change the roof na...

If at all them nor see money take build new one

oldtruth:

That is to tell you it is an ancient town and that people preserve their heritage.
That is what differentiate an ancient town from newly develop or developing areas.
Which one be ancient town and people preserve their heritage?
Ancient town mean say make them nor change roof...

Instead of you to say poverty is in the land

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by dadebayo1(m): 9:59pm On Oct 05, 2021
Loll.... 100years grin Anyway firewood is ready grin grin grin Gas is expensive we are shifting to firewood... All thanks to the tree grin grin grin land for sale..

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Chetachi3: 9:59pm On Oct 05, 2021
When your village people attack their fellow village people grin

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by valuedammy(m): 9:59pm On Oct 05, 2021
Endtime Tree

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by bouremie(m): 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Divinenwa: 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
Village people
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by ecomalchemist(m): 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
All falls down !
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by valboyz2010(m): 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
Brown roof city

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Nobody: 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
Wonders shall never cease.

So, it's no longer safe to stand or sit under trees?

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Mouhstorph5: 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
This news found its way here.. grin grin

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Divinenwa: 10:00pm On Oct 05, 2021
Chetachi3:
When your village people attack their fellow village people grin
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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by LOVEGINO(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
What a victim of d evil forfather.

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by prowriterss: 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
Contact me now ..
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by chaseblack(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
Poor journalism

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Timoleon(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
A report about an 100 year old fallen tree and all that could be used to accompany the article is a picture of brown roof. F9 for this.

Seun why are you encouraging division for the purpose of profit? This is the same thing Facebook is being slammed for. How can this kind of journalism be encouraged? How?

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Samiah33(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
Shit like this happens even in advance country, so mystic aura should be attributed to it. Which one is four different people with saw machines couldn't cut it untill the fifth one, nonsense a very good saw machine would do good justice to it

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Trailblazer1(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
Is there no better picture of Ibadan besides this image of mockery undecided

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by starbuck(f): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
God punish Buhari grin

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by updatechange(m): 10:01pm On Oct 05, 2021
Well sorry for the loss... But where is Abba Kyari self? We don't hear nothing much from there again.

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Emmypure: 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
Nothing good has ever come in this buhari regime

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by elmessiahs(m): 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
No be juju be that
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Jarchi(m): 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
Quite fascinating, but why our news reporting no dey get pictures or video in this digital world where phones have better camera than some professional cameras?

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by HORLADY(m): 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
Wow, I remember that tree vividly.
Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by Emmypure: 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
Brown roof city and bad news is like Tinubu and bullion van or buhari and sickness.

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Re: 100-Year-Old Tree Falls In Oyo, Kills 4 People, Injures Another by seunaj: 10:02pm On Oct 05, 2021
I was expecting to see pictures of the mysterious tree but I only saw brown roofing sheets picture. Is that a kind of description of where the incident took place?
RIP to the dead.

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