Ooni Of Ife: Nigerians On Twitter React To Abobaku Escaping Burial Rites

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The Ooni of Ife died last month, and his burial rites was scheduled to be commence soon, but has been stalled after his Abobaku escaped and fled. 

For those that don’t know, Abobaku is a term given to someone who is chosen to die with the king. 

It’s a very puzzling one for most Nigerians unfamiliar with the tradition in that part of the country, and of course the topic has stated trending on social media. Here are some reactions:

A user on Twitter gave some insight into the tradition. Explaining that if he’s not found, a member of his family will have to fulfil his duties. 

Others have their thoughts on a more serious note: 

And of course, more jokes…

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