Nigeria govt, States advised to prevent residents from consuming elderly individuals, ‘witches’


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Alliance of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) has denounced consuming of old people and asserted witches or wizards in some Nigerian people group.

The President, Senator Eze Ajoku, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that culprits must be arraigned.

He denounced occurrences where Thomas Obi Tawo (otherwise known as General Iron), an assistant to the Cross Rivers State Governor, purportedly drove a few hooligans to set on fire “witches” in Boki Local Government Area.

Thus, in Ikere Ekiti, a 77-year-elderly person was mobbed and killed on the grounds of being a witch and the cadaver dumped in a stream.

In Agulu, Anambra, a 80-year-elderly person named a witch kicked the bucket after she was supposedly pushed to the ground by against clique agents.

COSROPIN asked the administrative and state governments just as significant offices to begin test of the silly killings.

It required the insurance of the more seasoned people “who have been generalized as witches or wizards by bringing to book culprits of the consuming”

The alliance said a portion of the guilty parties “are nominees of governors, and we can’t watch them dodge equity by stowing away under official spread”.

Ajoku saw that more established people of rich and powerful youngsters are never blamed for black magic.

He said the aggressors focus on poor people, battling and forlorn elderly individuals that “need help and palliatives at this tough time as opposed to being gotten out as witches.

“Do the culprits know the wellbeing status of these elderly folks individuals, regardless of whether they are experiencing Alzihmers or Dementia. What do they think about mature age-related illnesses to call them witches?”

Ajoku advised the legislature to begin dealing with the matured by setting up old people groups homes.

“We have this equivalent situation happening with deserted youngsters. They ought to be retained into halfway houses. Nursing homes ought to be given and paid to by the administration”, he exhorted.

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