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Women protest alleged burning of suspected witches, wizards in Cross River

The women who number about 100 people organized a protest over the alleged fire of suspected witches and wizards in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.

The protesters, wearing black clothes, walked the main streets with banners with various inscriptions such as “Justice for Burned Women of Oku-Boki” and stopped in Millennium Park, popularly known as Eleven Eleven.

Speaking on behalf of the victims, the Office of Supposed Witches (AfAW) said that an assistant from the governor of Cross River State led local criminals to attack and set fire to some alleged witches in the Oku community in the Government area. local Boki.

The group regretted that the alleged perpetrators of this horrible crime have not yet been arrested by security agencies and have asked for justice for the appalling act.

The team listed the names of 15 wizards allegedly burned at Cross River State’s Boki LGA to include Benard Kekong (known as Papa Odu Ekpang), Rita Abang (known as Dachi Ochang), Margaret Akan (known as Ada Akan).

Others were Edward Kekong, John Out, Mama Delia Kubua, Rose Obi, Patricia Obi, Kaka Olum, Mary Ada Out, Martina Maurice, Serah Kepua Odu, Paulina Owan, Sussana Bisong and another person yet to be confirmed.

The group said the three people who were set on fire died of their injuries and gave their name to include Benard Kekong, Rita Abang and Margaret Akan. Other victims are in various hospitals struggling for life.

“Some of the victims who could not afford the cost of medical treatment are at home. The butt of one of the victims, Serah Kepua Odu, was completely burnt out.

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“He cannot sit. Another victim, Sussana Bisong, suffered serious injuries. He could not go to the hospital because he could not pay the hospital bills,” said the group.

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