Nigeria’s parliament has declared a national emergency on ritual killings.
This follows the murder of a 20-year-old woman in a suspected ritual killing case that has shocked Nigeria, Asaase Radio reports.
It is alleged that those behind the killing had plans to use her body parts in some kind of money-making juju.
The National Film and Video Censors Board has been directed to be the clearing agent after being ordered to drop all upcoming movies with a killing ritual plot.
This decision also follows the consideration of a motion, titled “Need to Curb the Rising Trend of Ritual Killings in Nigeria,” that was presented at a plenary by the Deputy Minority Party leader Toby Okechukwu.
“Ritual killing has become a predominant theme in most homemade movies, which if left unchecked, our younger generations may begin to view it as an acceptable norm,” Okechukwu said.
He expressed concern that some youths in his country are comfortable thinking that ritual killings bring money and wealth rather than embracing science and technology as a way of gaining the same.
Nigeria’s movie industry has been known by its dipiction of stories that portray the subject of rituals, black magic and blood sacrifices.
In other news, iHarare reported that a South African woman who was facing deportation from New Zealand after being judged as being “too fat to stay” has been granted leave to say in the country.
This comes after Mondelea Bezuidenhout successfully appealed against the decision to reject her residency application on “health grounds.
Mondelea Bezuidenhout (35) and her husband, Donovan (34), sold everything they had in South Africa in 2018 so that they could emigrate to New Zealand with their kids, Donna (now 10) and Damien (now 4)