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Ritual Killings: Reps Declare National Emergency


The House of Representatives on Wednesday during the plenary session declared a national emergency on the increasing spate of ritual killings across the country.

The Green Chambers asked the Inspector General of Police to bring to book all those involved in the act.

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The House also asked the Nigeria Film and Video Censors Board to increase monitoring of videos produced with ritual killing contents and ensure that such contents are deleted in line with its mandate.

While adopting a motion of urgent public importance by Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu, the House urged the National Orientation Agency (NOA), the media, school owners, and parents to carry out enlightenment campaigns with a view to curbing the rising cases of ritual killings in the country.

The lawmaker had raised concerns about the rising cases of kidnapping for ritual purposes in recent time, and the increasing cases of missing persons, which he said has assumed an alarming rate.

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