Just like the Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria gave the Boko Haram elements in the country an ultimatum to free the kidnapped Chibok girls or face their wraths, (we are still waiting to see the outcome of the ultimatum that had since expired), the Northern wing of traditional medicine practitioners, aka babalawos, have told the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff and former Chief of Army Statf, Gen. Azubike Ihejirika, who have been fingered as the sponsors of the dreaded Islamic sect, within 40 days, or it would be forced to sue the men for allegedly financing terrorism.
Northern Babalawos Gives FG 40 Days To Arrest Boko Haram Sponsors
Northern babalawos have added their voices to the fight against Boko Haram by giving the FG an ultimatum to arrest and prosecute those indicted as sponsors of the insurgents.
The herbalists who claim they have what it takes to arrest the kingpin of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau ,but only waiting for the green light from the FG, also said that if the FG refuses to arrest those indicted, they will resort to a special prayers for God's wrath to fall on Sheriff, Ihejirika and others.
If the Federal Government refuses to do this, our members shall resort to special prayers for 21 days for God’s wrath to befall Sheriff, Ihejirika, their fellow collaborators and Boko Haram members.
Stressing that many of their members have been killed by the insurgents who have also taken over the Sambisa Forest where they get their roots and herbs, the also said:
Babalawos are Nigerians and deserve the same recognition accorded Imams and Pastors by government.
Many churches and mosques have received compensation from state governments for the destruction of their places of worship but not a single Babalawo has received a condolence message or any form of monetary compensation since the Boko Haram problem started three years ago.
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