Matawalle orders for demolition of suspected cultists home

File Photo of Gov. Bello Matawalle

By Saminu Ibrahim

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle on Tuesday ordered for the demolition and arrest of owners of a house suspected to be a center of cultist activity and sorcery.

The House, located at Unguwar Dallatu quaters behind New Motor Park was earlier raided in the day where items strongly indicating the use of black magic were found.

Spokesman for the government, Zailani Bappa in a statement said the items found included blood in a calabash, a tiny human doll, a small clay container filled with charcoal, another clay container filled with a powdered substance.

Others according to the statement were, several pieces of papers with the names of prominent politicians scribbled on it in Arabic letters and a clay container with yet, another substance pieced with several needles standing on it.

He recalled that earlier the state Commissioner of Police told newsmen in his office that his men will dig into the matter and find the owners of the House and those behind the heinous activities in the it.

He quoted that Matawalle will not allow the perpetration of any anti social activities that negate Sharia law in the state. 

“The action of this government on this matter will send a good signal those who deviate and practice black magic in the state”.

The statement further recalled that “recently, pages of the Holy Quran were dumped in a pit latrine and twice two of the township burial grounds was set ablaze all in a manner indicating the occult”. 

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