- A Nigerian group known as the Advocacy for Alleged Witches has shared their views on witchcraft
- In an interview, the leader of the group, Leo Igwe, noted that witchcraft does not exist
- Igwe claimed that the idea of witchcraft is a myth. He also said that the killing of children with claims of witchcraft should be stopped
A group identified as Advocacy for Alleged Witches in Nigeria has talked about witchcraft and the killing of children and women. The group declared that witchcraft does not exist and the idea is a myth.
Chief Executive Officer of Advocacy for Alleged Witches, Leo Igwe, made this clear in an interview with PM News Nigeria.
In the interview, Igwe explained that the concept of witchcraft is a myth that people should not believe. He also advised that the killing of children and women due to claims that they are witches should be stopped.
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According to him, there have been several cases of children and women who were accused of being witches and they were brutally killed for that reason.
To end the brutal treatment of people alleged to be witches, the man said his group is planning a decade of activism against the persecution of witches in Africa. He said the activism would be from 2020 to 2030.
Igwe said the group would share the latest news on witchcraft allegation and witch persecution. He also added that the group would engage state and non-state actors in the field of witchcraft accusations.
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According to him, his group would also protect people alleged to be witches. He also claimed that the group plans to educate and enlighten people through campaigns.
He said: “AFAW uses a secular, humanist, skeptical and human rights approach to examine witchcraft narratives and address related abuses. Our campaign is founded on the principles that witchcraft is a myth and an imaginary crime which no one commits.
It is founded in the principles that attributions or causing harm through occult means are based on hearsay and misinformation, panic and anxieties, fear and superstition.
Witch persecution, killings, and trials are forms of human rights abuses that should not be tolerated in the name of religion, culture or tradition. I urge all Africans as well as none Africans, including all Africans in the diaspora to join efforts with us to achieve this important objective.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Maudlyn Adaeze Ekwueme has decided to stand against the University of Nigeria Nsukka on social media over an academic exercise on witchcraft and the practice.
The lady took to her Facebook page to condemn the exercise, stating that she would speak against it. According to her, a professor at the school plans to hold a conference discussing the practice, meaning, and factors of witchcraft on Tuesday, November 26, in the school.
She shared a photo of a banner announcing the conference. Ekwueme stated that only a witch can understand the act of witchcraft. The lady said the professor wants to sound enlightened by carrying a satanic agenda to blindfold others.
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