Following cases of ritual killings across the country, especially among teenagers, the House of Representatives has reportedly made it known that a state of emergency on ritual killings in the country should be declared by the Federal Government.
This was reportedly disclosed on Wednesday, following a motion sponsored by Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu.
According to him, “There’s an upsurge of reported ritual killings with increasing cases of abductions and missing persons in different parts of the country, which in most cases, the culprits also rape, maim, kill and obtain sensitive body parts of unsuspecting victims for rituals.”
Okechukwu noted that “Merchants of such wicked acts often use social media as a ready tool to advertise their evil behavior. Ritual killing has become a predominant theme in most homemade movies which if not checked, our younger generation may begin to view as an acceptable norm.”
He added, “There are several reports where law enforcement agents arrested and paraded suspects of ritual killings with gory pictures of human skulls and dismembered bodies.”
The lawmaker also maintained, “Youths in other climes are embracing science and technology as a way of maintaining pace with our dynamic world while some of our youths seem stuck in the mistaken belief that sacrificing human blood is the surest route to wealth, safety, and protection.”
He emphasized, “Such cruel and barbaric acts should no longer be promoted in our society given the demands of today’s world.”