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Severed Female Hand Found In Maiduguri City Centre, Residents Suspect Ritualists

By Adeshina Precious

There was a heavy commotion at the post office area of Maiduguri on Monday as a severed hand of a young lady was found lifeless on the ground by spare parts dealers.

Shocked spare parts dealers raised alarm when they arrived at the old Bank of the north area in the morning screaming that the hand looked like that of a woman’s yet the body from which it was cut was not nearby for quick checks to be made

Since none of them could explain the appearance of the mysterious hand around the bank of the north area of the capital, some of the traders who sleep in their shops for security told our reporter that the assailants obviously did not kill the lady close by because they would have heard the shouts.

"They must have slaughtered her in a far location but came to dump her hand in front of our shops to divert the attention of people and the security agents from the crime scene”

Men of the “Dandal” division of the Nigerian Police Borno Command quickly rushed to the area and picked the lifeless hand pending forensic investigation.

Attempts to get the police spokesman, Shatambaya was futile as at the time of filing this report as his phone was not reachable but a top cop in the Borno police command said they will need time to unravel the owner of the hand by locating the body if it has not been torn into pieces and buried.

Ritual killings used to be common sights during the general election in Nigeria as politicians’ source of power using spiritual means.

These rituals involve the use of vital body organs like the breasts of both sexes, heart, liver, private parts and any other parts declared wanted by the makers of their good luck or success charms.

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