Sunday 23 January 2011

News: Police save 'witches' from attack

Police in Lagos, Nigeria, have saved a woman claiming to be a witch from an angry mob.

Police were called in the early hours of the morning because a woman claiming to be a witch was on the roof of a three-storey building. She said she had flown there on a coco yam leaf in order to curse someone. Residents woken up by the noise on the roof were threatening to lynch the woman. The police arrived and escorted her away, saving her from the mob.

You can read the full story on the Vanguard website at

Meanwhile, police in Nswazwi, Botswana, saved a mentally ill woman from being attacked as a witch. The woman, who was a patient at a nearby hospital, had got lost and wandered into a village. Residents thought she was a witch and threw holy water over her before handing her over to the police, who had been called to the scene.

You can read the full story at The Voice website at

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