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Four men arrested for lynching a woman over witchcraft

Four men were arrested for burning to death a woman who confessed to killing six people in Michika area of Adamawa State, Nigeria.

“The men burnt the mother of one to death shortly after she was dragged by members of the community to the palace of the ward head over the death of three persons suspected to have died from witchcraft,” according to reports.

“The deceased confessed to killing three people at the residence of the ward head during interrogation,” one suspect said.

“We stormed her residence as a result of which she confessed to causing the death of three persons again, bringing the total number of persons killed by her to six.”

“While beating the woman, the other young men in custody brought out petrol which was used in lynching her,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the suspects were being investigated and would soon be arraigned.

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