A wicked tradition was played out in a community in Enugu State where a young boy was buried alive as a sacrifice.
But for divine intervention, a 10-year-old buried in a valley along the Milking Hill, Ngwo, Enugu State, as a sacrifice to cleanse the land by some ritualists, would have been dead by now.
The little boy who was buried alive and covered with sand up to his neck, for three days, was to be allowed to die slowly by the ritualists, but for one Rev. Father Modestus Chilaka who was quickly invited by the traditional ruler of the community to cleanse the land of the evil being perpetrated by occultists, who rescued him.
Reports have it that the discovery of the poor boy was made during a three-day fasting and prayer crusade organised by Rev. Chilaka to cleanse the community of evil.
The traditional ruler of the town, Ogwugwu Ebenebe 1 of Ameke Ngwo, Igwe Jerome Okolo, commented on the incident:
“I was here and I saw a small boy who was buried alive as a sacrifice. The priest said there was such thing happening and they have buried a boy for rituals.
He prophesied and said he will go there and rescue him. He went and they rescued the boy and brought him to this ground and everybody saw him.”