Sixteenth and 17th century artefacts made in Benin: Fundamentalist Christians and Boko Haram share a common hostility to ancient African art. (Photo/AFP).More than 500 traditional-worship sites have been burned down, and worshippers have handed over art worth $500m to pastors.SAMUEL Nwankwo drove past a mob in the southeastern Nigerian town of Umuoji unaware that it was heading to attack his home.
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Nigeria’s Christians uses Boko Haram tactics, destroy traditional African religious shrines and art – Africlandpost
When the militia encircled her enclosure, Karuhimbi covered her hands in herbs that would cause skin irritation, according to The New Times. She touched the killers – who became fearful because they believed she was cursing them – and then retreated inside her house. She grabbed whatever she could find and shook it, claiming that it was the sound of the spirits becoming angry. “I hid those people seriously. I’d prepare some magic, and when the killers came, I’d tell them I would kill them. I told them no Tutsis had come to my house – that no one comes in my house – while all the time they were all inside.”
Kalamazoo business owner says her connection to Voodoo led to discrimination from a business partner | Fox17
After getting that phone call, Best called the company to figure out what went wrong. She was told that the move was made by a rogue employee acting on personal beliefs, “all of them assuring me that they do not make phone calls like that,” she said. “That it must have been a scam or a prank phone call.”
But weeks later, her business hit a snag. Customers called informing her that credit card purchases were not going through.
DLANCO McFarlane had been ill for the last six months.
Her relatives tried everything to get her better after she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. But, despite repeated trips to the hospital and ‘prayer warriors’ converging on her mother’s home in Red Hills, St Andrew, her condition worsened.
Christians prayed over her and failed to heal her, and the Obeah man gave her actual herbal medicine, but he is somehow to blame???
Be careful out there. Remember the saying that he who does the work gets the blame. Be very careful who you serve. Always do divination first, and if it says no, then don’t do it no matter how nice they seem. If the “bad eye” is shown in their intentions, then send them back to the Christians. They will probably then blame you for not helping them, but they can’t take rejection to court.
Ita Ayamba, Policeman In Akwa Ibom State Tortures Eight Year Old Daughter Over Witchcraft – OnlineNigeria News
“It was during their stay in Port Hracourt, that their stepmother took the children to a Pentecostal church. Goodness was accused of witchcraft at the church. Her stepmother was told that Goodness was the person responsible for their father’s non-rising profile in the force.
The father who was also in the church began to beat and kick Goodness in a bid to extract a confession about her witchcraft.”