Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Seven suspected witches killed in Adamawa; police investigate

In Nigeria, witchcraft is an offence punishable by imprisonment for two years, per 216 & 210 Criminal and Penal Codes Act respectively.

• September 15, 2021
Native Charm used to illustrate the story
Native Charm used to illustrate the story

In Dasin Bwate village, Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa, seven people have lost their lives over allegations that they are witches.

The police command in the state, who confirmed the incident, said it has commenced investigation.

Sulaiman Nguroje, the police spokesman in the state, confirmed the development on Wednesday in Yola.

Mr Nguroje said that the incident occurred on Tuesday, adding that “The police have deployed an investigation team into the village.’’

He, however, said that when the team arrived at the village on Wednesday morning, the residents, including the village head had deserted the community.

Mr Nguroje said the team found the seven unidentified corpses in one of the houses in the village.

According to him, no arrest has been made so far.

“We are calling on the neighbouring villages to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the residents of Dasin Bwate,’’ Mr Nguroje pleaded.

In Nigeria, witchcraft is an offence punishable by imprisonment for two years, per 216 & 210 Criminal and Penal Codes Act respectively. There is however no provision for the summary execution of suspected witches.

(NAN)

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