The biological mother of 7-year-old Joshua Zikeme who was tortured to death at Akaba, Bayelsa, by his father and stepmother (read here), has spoken out about the death of her son.
29-year-old Erueke John revealed to Vanguard that her son was tortured after a mushroom church in Yenagoa alleged that he was a wizard.
This led to him being tied to a stake and chunks of his flesh were sliced off in an attempt to exorcise him, thereby leading to his death.
“They killed my son in cold blood. I was told the suspects used sharp objects to slice all parts of his body in an attempt to exorcise him.
“I left the father’s house while I was pregnant with the boy, because he was beating me and was also into illegal sales of hard drugs.
“If he had come alone to seek the child’s custody, I would have objected because he is too violent. But the step-mother pleaded and I agreed. Many people, including the aunty in school, warned me but I allowed them take the child. And they have killed him for me.”
“We are shocked at the death of the boy. That a child showed signs of stubbornness does not make him a wizard and be killed in cold blood. We know him and we even missed him during the last exams.” Mrs. Isaac said.
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A bomb has exploded at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state. According to multiple reports, many people are feared dead.
The tragic incident occurred in the morning on Monday, January 16.
While the number of those feared dead and those injured has not been confirmed, there is suspicion that this was caused by Boko Haram terrorists.
Some students and members of staff had gone to mosque for early morning prayers when the bomb exploded.
Security operatives have been mobilised to the scene of the explosion.