Attah Igala and President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal
Majesty, Dr Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni Il has invoked ancestral curse
on perpetrators and sponsors of political violence in Igala Kingdom in
The curse followed widespread violence that characterized the last
Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections in Kogi east
senatorial district in which about three lives were lost, many injured
and property destroyed.
Addressing a press briefing on Saturday at his palace in Idah, the
ancestral home of Igala kingdom, the visibly angry traditional ruler
placed a curse on the perpetrators of the violence and warned against
a repeat in the remaining elections.
The Royal father lamented the recent spate of violence, describing it
as “unacceptable and unimaginable” in a political contest that was
supposed to be for brothers.
He warned that any one behind the violence would also die by violence
following the ancestral curse that has been invoked.
The Monarch described politics as a game of numbers and warned
against fanning embers of discord and disunity by the political class.
According to him, the ancestral wrath of the Igala’s which has been
invoked would not spare any one fomenting violence henceforth.
He called on parents to caution their children to desist from being
used by politicians in perpetrating violence, adding that anyone found
wanting in fomenting violence in the area would not be spared.
The Royal father warned the media and online practitioners from
sensational reporting and prayed for peace in Igala land in the