Atleast 17 men and women have reportedly lost their private parts in a community in Benue as they claim it went missing mysteriously.
17 men and women in n Agasha community of Guma local government area in Benue state protested over the alleged missing private genital organs in the community, Daily Trust reports.
According to the villagers, some people in the vicinity lost their genitals within the space of one month with suspicion of the activities of some suspected ritualists within the community, saying that after a Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Agasha prayed for them, the organs were restored.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Guma LGA, Anthony Shawon, told Daily Trust by telephone that there were no evidence to justify the claims of missing organs.
“I was there (Agasha) two days ago and held meetings with the traditional rulers, elders, youths and women groups among others of the community about this matter.
“They brought 14 people whose organs were allegedly missing from a Catholic church where they were now receiving prayers for restoration.
“And I asked the Reverend Father if he had confirmed that their genitals were missing and the Father said he hasn’t inspected them but praying for them. I then physically inspected two of them and found their manhood intact.
“I don’t know what this is all about. In fact, I’m not involved. Maybe they are reasoning spiritually.
“None of the women making the claims agreed to be inspected. We have held series of meeting even today (Wednesday) with the elders.
“I’m told that five members of the community who they (villagers) are suspecting have been arrested as we speak and taken to the police headquarters. But, there are no evidence to justify these missing manhood,” the LG chairman said.