Leaders of Igueben communities in Edo State place curse on native doctors, human traffickers

The leadership of the Igueben communities in Igueben Local Government Area of the Edo state, have placed a curse on native doctors and juju priests and anyone that perpetrate the act of  human trafficking, kidnapping and other social vices.

The communities comprises of Udo,Ebelle,Okalo, Ekpon, Ebhosa, Ugun and Amahor, among others.

Read full statement issued by NAPTIP:

“Bearing in mind that oath taking and use of voodoo  are part of the control mechanisms used by human  traffickers to control their victims, NAPTIP continously strives to dissipate such fears in the minds of the victims.

In line with this, the Igueben communities in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State, comprising of Udo,Ebelle,Okalo,Ekpon. ,Ebhosa, Ugun and Amahor, among others, came together in an elaborate ceremony, under the leadership of  His Royal Majesty  Ehizogie Eluojierior  I (JP), the Onogie of Igueben Kingdom and Okaigun of Esanland, Edo State, Nigeria, to  place a curse on native doctors and juju priests and indeed anyone whosoever perpetrate the act of  human trafficking, kidnapping and other social vices  in Igueben LGA.
This is coming at the heels of earlier curses placed on human traffickers by His Royal Majesty, Omon’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Ogidigan, Oba of Benin Kingdom, following the visit and request of DG, NAPTIP, Julie Okah- Donli, to the revered Benin monarch in February, 2018.

Igueben LGA is endemic to Human Trafficking and many people within the LGA are traditionalists. Therefore, the positive step taken by HRM Ehizogie Eluojierior 1, (JP) is quite significant in the fight against HT.

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