Six people, including two pastors, were found guilty of engaging in ritual killings in a small village in Nkwerre Umugara Village in Nigeria. The men confessed that they had kidnapped people from across the country, brought them to a forest setting and murdered them in various religious ritual killings, then sold the body parts for other religious rituals. Some organs were sold for up to $6500 for transplant purposes.
When members of the Imo State Rapid Response Squad Command went to the forest hideout, they found the decomposing bodies of their victims, mostly women and children.
The pastors worked for the Lord’s Chosen Church and were still actively engaged in ministry, in fact, eyewitnesses reported that they had seen one of the pastors preaching to children the day before they were arrested.
Now, at least at the moment, nobody knows for certain why any of these people did what they did, but in Africa, as has been reported before, there’s a very real connection between the old witchcraft religions and modern-day Christianity. Sure, the Christian missionaries have tried to stop the witchcraft, but they’ve been entirely unsuccessful. In many parts of Africa, Christian belief and primitive religious practices have been successfully melded, just as in many parts of the Caribbean, Christianity and voodoo have been combined. Unfortunately, as we see all too often, witchcraft rituals wind up maiming or killing people who fall on the wrong side of the rituals.
Therefore, let’s induct even more religious violence and mayhem into the Horror Show Sunday family. When will it ever end?