Nigerian police said on Wednesday seven villagers were killed over an allegation of “witchcraft” practice at a village in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa on late Tuesday.
Sulaiman Nguroje, a spokesman for the police in Adamawa, told reporters in the state capital Yola on Wednesday the police recovered seven unidentified corpses dumped in a house at the Dasin Bwate village in the Fufore local government area of the state.
A preliminary investigation by security agents found the villagers were killed on Tuesday night over an allegation of “witchcraft” practice, Nguroje said.
The act was committed by some villagers who are now on the run, Nguroje said, adding no arrest has been made so far by the police.
A police team deployed to the village to carry out further investigation into the killing reported that all residents, including the village head, had since deserted the local community, he said.
He added that the police are currently working with people in the neighboring communities to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act and get useful information about the whereabouts of the fleeing villagers. Enditem