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‘Blood Money’: Nigerians worried as ritualists take over major cities

The get-rich-quick syndrome amongst youths, by the brand new pattern of cash rituals in Nigeria, has grow to be a serious concern within the society immediately.

NAIJATABLOID commentary reveals that the brand new pattern is rampant among the many male gender, particularly younger boys aged 15 and above.

Just lately three youngsters confessed to the killing and burning a younger women head for cash ritual.

The woman recognized as Rofiat was strangled by her boyfriend with the help of three associates at Oke Aregba space of Abeokuta in Ogun State final weekend.

Not way back, a mom additionally confessed to the killing of her kids for a cash ritual.

NAIJATABLOID interacted with some Nigerians who first blamed the dwindling worth system within the nation for the rising charge of blood rituals.

Some others additionally imagine that the shortage of job alternatives for the teaming youths, the show of wealth and lavish life-style on social media by celebrities, have chased the younger ones into these heinous actions.

Some Nigerians additionally blamed mother and father for failing of their duties to convey up their kids and wards uprightly. In response to them, some mother and father obtain cash from kids who haven’t any supply of revenue and fail to query them.

Church buildings, mosques, and non secular leaders additionally share the blame for receiving monies, tithes, and donations from people they have no idea their supply of wealth, thereby encouraging such acts.

Nonetheless, many blamed the ‘corrupt’ authorities for failing to offer good management and governance. That is why youths resort to web fraud ‘Yahoo’ and ritual killings to get wealthy rapidly.

Pastor Joseph Ebule of the Holy Ghost Energy Ministries, who spoke to one in every of our reporters on this matter stated, “With the way in which issues are occurring on this nation, I’ll advise Nigerians to be prayerful.

“These are indicators of finish time. I truthfully blame the mother and father of these youngsters for not giving them satisfactory teachings from the Holy Guide. Even the Bible says, ‘practice up a toddler in the way in which he ought to go and he is not going to depart from it’, that very same Bible additionally suggested towards dangerous counsels.

“If the mother and father had accomplished their jobs appropriately, these kids wouldn’t have considered such whatever the hardship on this nation. Are you aware some mother and father assist their kids’s unlawful technique of making a living?”

DAILY POST additionally spoke with some Nigerians on the streets of Abuja.

A dealer, who merely recognized herself as Mama Boma, puzzled why the federal government isn’t fishing out ‘herbalists’ directing the youths to convey physique components to make cash.

“Why is it that when folks doing rituals are arrested, there isn’t a comply with as much as additionally arrest the ‘herbalists’ or ‘babalawo’ who ready the potions and charms for them or do they take parts to neglect who the ‘herbalists’ are as soon as they’re caught?”

For Lizzy Oku, “There are numerous elements to be blamed for this growth in our society. First, allow us to take a look at the leisure business and the songs they launch for teenagers to take heed to. These songs glorify making a living illegally and mock ‘humble earnings.’

“Again within the days, we listened and danced to Yahooze by Olu Keep when he was singing about fraud. Songs like ‘Money app’, and lots of others clearly alluded to fraud.

“Let’s not neglect Nollywood, as a substitute of releasing films that don’t assist cash rituals, some producers define fictional particulars of the way to make cash rapidly by rituals and also you count on the youth to not take observe?

“My solely recommendation to Nigerian youths is to be prayerful and watch out of the sort of associates they maintain. Deal with everybody like a suspect and don’t really feel dangerous about it. If the federal government is not going to do one thing about this, each Nigerian ought to promote humble incomes.”

Additionally talking with our reporter, an Abuja-based lawyer, Barr Abiola Kolawole identified that the pattern of formality killing in Nigeria was because of negligence from the household, the society and the federal government.

“Let’s take the aforementioned establishments one after the opposite,” he stated, explaining that “The household is the inspiration of each human being, which mechanically makes it the primary establishment the kid is uncovered to; the actual fact is a toddler is the product of his mum or dad, consequently a toddler will study from the mother and father.

“If You don’t program your thoughts, society will program your thoughts for you.

“The society performs an important function within the lives of individuals, the society unconsciously controls its members, that’s the reason large manufacturers pay some huge cash to influencers in sure areas to affect the members of that society.

“On this occasion, the society has gone past the fast group, social media is now a part of the society. The society is the largest offender in relation to this man-made catastrophe of formality killings.

“The strain from the society has precipitated this. I offer you a case everyone knows, Kim Kardashian influenced girls of this technology into appreciating or exaggerating the thought of getting large buttocks.

“Nollywood first launched the thought of cash rituals to Nigerians with films reminiscent of: ‘Blood Cash, Dwelling In Bondage, Billionaires Membership’ and others. However the identical Nollywood additionally made everybody perceive the implications of making a living by these heinous methods.

“The lackadaisical prosecution of those ritualists and fraudsters has inspired the brand new technology to hitch in.

“To make issues worse, a few of these ritualists work hand-in-hand with some individuals within the authorities, serving to them launder cash which makes it unimaginable for a few of the fraudsters to be prosecuted,” he lamented.

In the meantime, the Conventional Faith Worshippers Affiliation has kicked towards using human lives for riches.

Calling on the Federal Authorities to clamp down on the those that declare to have the facility to complement others to grow to be rich by using human components for rituals, the group defined that no Yoruba deity was recorded to have used human beings or components of their our bodies for wealth.

In an announcement through its Oyo State chapter, the physique burdened that the progenitors of Ifa oracle by no means claimed to have used human components to hunt prosperity.

The physique additional defined that Ifa adherents would fairly name on ‘Eledumare’ to bless whoever that sought wealth by them and at any time when appeasements had been to be accomplished, easy gadgets like sugarcane, salt, banana amongst others had been used. Supply: DailyPost

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