Clergies condemn ritual killings, sales of human parts in Nigeria

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BY FESTUS AHON, Ughelli
THE Urhobo Council of Bishops and Elders (UCBE) has condemned the practice of ritual killings and sales of human parts in some parts of the country, describing it as barbaric and inhuman.

The group, in a statement by its Chairman, Rt. Rev Vincent Muoghereh and Secretary, Rt. Rev I.A Obie, said:  “when the children are delivered, prospective customers pay for the babies and take these babies for whatever purpose for their purchase. We have degenerated to a level lower than animals, too bad.”

Lamenting that “baby factories are reported all over the country where young girls are camped with few boys being made to make them pregnant,” the statement noted that “the absence of true parental care and training of their wards is responsible for the human deviance which it said must be discontinued.”

UCBE expressed worry at what it described as war of words and character assassination among politicians in the country, and aspirants to abide and play by the rules of the game.

“Any disagreement of the individual or group pursuit should therefore not plague the entire nation into a disastrous end,” the statement said, noting that “all those now divided into several political parties today were once members of one political party whose agenda was to rule the nation in sincerity and love and not deviate in spite of party differences.”

Congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly for the passage of the anti-gay bill into law, the statement added that “the UCBE wish to use this medium to encourage President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the National Assembly and assure them that we are solidly behind them.”

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