Residents of Akure, Ondo State capital were last weekend thrown into panic as traditionalists across the country converged for the burial of the President of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF) in Nigeria, Chief Araba Ajemoju.
His death and burial elicited anxiety as there were rumours that many people especially strangers would be killed as rituals for the burial of the late traditionalist.
He was buried on Saturday at his residence located at Araromi area of Akure after public procession by other traditionalists.
The rumour went round the town as all the streets in the state capital were deserted while the parks were closed to avoid travelers from coming in from outside the state.
Many resident stayed indoor throughout the weekend while shops and commercial places were closed before 6pm since he died.
Speaking on the development the Police Image Maker, Femi Joseph said the culture and tradition of the people should be respected, hence the need for people to co-operate with the traditionalists.
Joseph however assured that the security of all the residents of the town would be guaranteed.