The Benin monarch His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba Ewuare the second has performed the Ugie Iron ceremony in continuation of the ongoing IGUE festival
Ugie-Iron is a re-enactment of the epic battle between the Uzama Edion) and Edohun warriors loyal to the Oba centuries ago
To commemorate the event, a mock battle is keenly staged between the Uzama and Edohun troops
The rite gives apple opportunities for both warriors to pay absolute homage to the Oba and as well pledge their unalloyed loyalty and allegiance to the Benin monarchy
The ceremony which took place at the ancient ceremonial arena of Ugha-Eroba saw the various traditional place groups including Ikpakon ( royal elephant tusk blowers) top palace chiefs, royal family members, and functionaries.