PRESIDENT of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has attributed the spate of ritual murders in the country to 2015 general election, alleging that fetish politicians who are desperate to win election are behind it.
Pastor Oritsejafor made this allegation on Wednesday, at the Thanksgiving Service for Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s 60 birthday, held at the First Baptist Church, Warri, Delta State.
The CAN’s president laid the blame for currently crisis on ‘diabolical politicians’ with their unbridled ambitions. This he said undermined peace.
His word: “People are burying cows, human heads because of election. You wey go school? Wetin dey do you sef? Dem take white chalk, red chalk rub you? You don lose already. You are troubling Nigeria,” he stated in pidgin.
Early in the week, suspected ritualists killed a man and removed his son’s eyes in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The ritualists stormed the residence of the deceased, Yakubu Ubandoma, with dangerous weapons, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands.
They also reportedly removed the eyes of the deceased’s son, Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the command was doing everything possible to arrest the culprits who fled the scene after carrying out the heinous act.