I'll like to update you all of something going on right now in south east Nigeria. Before I begin, this should not be an avenue for mudslinging, tribal sentiments but for healthy debate and research. My interest in this is purely for scientific reasons.
In my hometown like any other surrounding towns, we've got all shades of people. The rich, I mean very rich with properties all over the world, the poor, the insanes and all that. Unfortunately, we lost two young promising youths on the same day sometime this year. Both were brothers and were preparing for one of 'em wedding. They died in a car crash a week to the wedding? ( due to bad roads you say?)
Last month, I lost my cousin, He had been mentally ill since he was 14 and it was a very sad period for me.
and on and on, there were other folks as well, my room mate at college who died 3 months after his mom's death, the list is endless
A certain native doctor came up (apparently fed up with what's going on), decided to expose the evil of his gang members. So his going from one village to the other exposing the heinous crimes. How true are his claims you may ask? The people he is exposing are confessing to all they've done. Right now he is going even across local govts so it's not a limited thing! All the youth's including those overseas are back home, well going witch hunting.
30 years exile to your mother's village if you confess.
As a Chemical Eng student, I ought to have an open mind to research. What can you explain is going on? Are these myths or facts, i mean people are confessing here you know and are being exiled.
Are there scientific laws to explain how some one can cause another person's death, misery and insanity?
I need answers and contributions. I intend unlocking the secrets of the native customs
thanks for your time