By SUZAN EDEH
BAUCHI — An unholy alliance between a family and a native doctor has allegedly claimed the lives of two people in Zwall village of Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The family of Adamu Goni and a native doctor (names withheld) agreed to administer charms on four members of the family, including a pastor, over their alleged involvement in witchcraft.
The family, it was learnt, had been worried over calamities befalling its members, so it sought solutions from a native doctor.
The startling revelations were made inside the shrine of the native doctor, a development that almost prompted angry youths to lynch him.
Trouble started when the native doctor administered his charms on four members of the family who were suspected to be involved in witchcraft activities.
The purpose of the charm was to compel them to confess their involvement or not.
It was gathered that of the four that were administered with the charm, the spell affected two who, however, still refused to confess their involvement in witchcraft, a situation that subsequently led to their death.
A security source in Bauchi said two members of the family lost their lives as a result of the charm given to them by the native doctor.
He said: “Two members of the family including a pastor of an ECWA Church who refused to admit to witchcraft involvement died after the native doctor administered the charm on them.
“Eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and are helping the police with valuable information.
“The native doctor was also arrested by a police detective who disguised as someone needing spiritual help.”