By Osahon Ibizugbe
The sudden appearance of Arabic inscriptions on Moringa trees in two Christian homes has turned the area to a tourist centre as thousands troop in to pray.
NAN reports that the trees are located at No.6, and No.9, Unity Street, Ire-akari Estate, Iloye, Abule Iroko, Ado-Odo Ota in Ogun state
Mr Michael Ibironke, who is one of the occupants living in one of the houses said he has been living there for more than 17 years and confirmed that the trees were planted in 2014. He said since the discovery of the Arabic letterings, thousands have come to the compound o see for themselves and also to pray.
He said: “On December 26, 2016, we celebrated Christmas party in my compound and did not t discover anything. “But on the Jan. 2, while I was doing my morning exercise with my wife, she called my attention to it. My wife was the one that discovered it. “We are not a Muslim, so we called a Muslim brother (Mr Ajibade) to explain the strange thing. We also invited an Imam, who also confirmed it. “Over 10,000 people of different faith have visited my house since Jan. 2. On Thursday at about 12noon, my son counted over 3,000 people.“We are not complaining about the disturbance, because it will mean we do not value the work of God. “We are happy about it, people are greeting and praying for us.
What happened has not affected our faith as Christian. People are celebrating and praising God. It is a mystery to everyone. “We have been receiving people from different places Mushin, Ifo, Owode-Yewa and even from Omu-Aran in Kwara. “My house has become a tourist centre. What God revealed to us is that He is the greatest, no man is equal to Him and He can reveal Himself in anyway,”
Olumide Olagbegi, who is a pastor said God can come in different ways while one Imam Hamzat Oyeyemi said it was a good sign for the family living in the compound. He said: “It is a miracle. This Arabic word appeared in a Christian house, is a sign of goodness; it is a mystery to mankind and people should be good. “God has 99 names. The first is Allah, the name is from God, no one can share a name with God.”
Mr Michael Dada who is the owner of the second house said the Arabic inscription was noticed in December 2016. He said: “There was a bush around the house, so I called some boys to help me clear it, it was in the process that the boys saw it. “We first discovered it on the Dec. 24, but paid no attention to it because we are Christians. We can’t count the number of the people that had visited this tree since the beginning of 2017. “We invited some Muslims, they told us the name of Allah was written on it, we are Christians so we do not know the meaning.“I don’t want to turn it to anything, anybody can come and pray as they believe, it is a mystery. “We are not Muslim so we don’t know what to do.”