The Chief Imam of Akure Sheikh AbdulHakeem Yayi Akorede on Sunday at the Akure Eid Praying grand called on the government from federal to local Government council to urgently do something about the increasing poverty level in the land.
He however praised the Governor of Ondo State Arakurin Akeredolu for the ongoing road constructions and other developmental projects across the state.
However an unusual event happened at the Praying ground making hundreds of worshipers accross Ondo State to converge at Akure Eid ground, news had filtered in two days to the day of Eid that the Imam would be slaughtering a Camel for this year’s celebration, a development that is strange to the faithful because the Imam and many Imams have always slaughtered Ram on the occasion of Eid El Adha.
The Chief Imam described the animal as wonderful creature that have been specially and purposely created for the dessert.
Camels could drink the water that would be useful for them for three months within 30 minutes.
Also, no one can single-handedly kill the animal and cannot be slaughtered like other animals but it would rather recline and submit self knowing fully well she’s about to be Killed.
After the Imam had observe every protocol about the day. From praying two Rakats of prayer, the stage was set for the climax of the day – the killing of the Camel.
The faithful crowded the Camel making it difficult for everyone to see it. People were seen pushing each other just to feel the pulse.
For over an hour, people waited patiently just to witness the killing.
The specialists who killed the Camel then arrived and set into action immediately. They tied it legs and the long neck before stabbing it continuously till it died.
The Imam during the slaughtering was accompanied by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, HRM Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, Chairman Akure south local government Barr. Gbenga Olaniyi, the Mufassir, Alhaji Moshood Keuyemi and other Chiefs.
In Islam, Ram is not the only animal that can be slaughtered for the festival.