Over the years, lots of unpalatable things have been happening in Benin Kingdom, such as kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery, violence and unwanton killing ofinnocent citizens.
Recently, some individuals and group of individuals have tried to subvert the Benin Culture and tradition by committing sacrilegious acts against the Benin throne, which of course did not go down well with the custodian of Benin culture and tradition. In a bid to stem all that, an acts of purification and sanctification was performed by the various traditional groups including:
Priestesses of various deities and market women. Urhokpota ground venue of the event was besieged by various groups of traditional worshippers who took their turn to offer prayers for the good health and well-being of His Royal Majesty Ewuare II, as well as for the Royal family, Chiefs and entire people of Benin Kingdom.
They also offered prayers to God and the ancestors to help avert all forms of evils, bloodshed, kidnapping, Armed robbery, cult killings and illicit human trafficking from the Kingdom and indeed Nigeria. Importantly, curses were heaped on the enemies of Benin Kingdom and all those who have committed an affront and sacrilegious acts against the Benin throne and the Kingdom.
Prayers were also offered by the traditional worshippers against those who perpetrate evils and various crimes in the Kingdom, so that they will reap the consequences of their negative actions against the Benin throne, the Kingdom and the people. Various animals were slaughtered to give efficacy to thepronouncement while the traditional groups later engaged in a procession along some major streets in Benin City including Sokponba Road, Kings Square, Murtala Mohammed Way, Igbesamwan Street, Akpakpava road and ended at Emotan Shrine on Oba Market road.The exercise was presided by the Ewaise Group headed by Chief Eguezigbon, and Chief Ohen-Egie of Ogbeson.Anybody way thief for Benin again to Die By Fire