Fri. Nov 15th, 2019



A 344-year-old tortoise famously known as Alagba, in the royal residence of the Soun of Ogbomoso, is dead.

The frightened tortoise which was the most seasoned in Africa, was debilitated for a couple of days before her death on Thursday.

The tortoise turned into a mainstream endless supply of the royal position of the current Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi with the ruler giving great sanctuary and wellbeing support for the tortoise during its stay on earth.

Affirming the occurrence to the Nigerian Tribune, the Private Secretary to Oba Oyewumi, Toyin Ajamu, focused on that the tortoise, which pulled in individuals from varying backgrounds from Nigeria and abroad, will be significantly missed by the royal residence family unit as well as everybody who interacted with Alagba during her lifetime.

As per Ajamu: “Alagba had lived in the castle for a considerable length of time. The tortoise played host to numerous rulers in Ogbomoso previously. Alagba ended up prevalent in light of the fact that Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Soun of ogbomosoland, utilized his own assets to cook for her prosperity.

“The tortoise had two staff individuals from the royal residence, devoted to her. They give nourishment, wellbeing support and different coordinations, in order to ensure she gets the best treatment. Periodically, Kabiyesi imparted extraordinary minutes to Alagba. Consistently, Alagba, had voyagers visiting her from various piece of the world. The royal residence family unit, Ogbomoso people group and partners in the travel industry division are grieving Alagba’s passing. ”

The castle secretary clarified that plans were in progress to save Alagba’s body for chronicled records.

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