I found the following article on Reuters which will give you a glimpse of life in Nigeria and much of Africa. While we in the west have largely discounted the spirit world and replaced it with science and technology there is still a very strong belief in the spirit world in Africa. Many of the children that come to City ministries have been accused of being a part of the “secret society.” Some are accused of either killing their parents or trying to kill their parents as part of the secret society.
For us in the west we laugh at stories like this and call them ridiculous, but for many Nigerians this is real and they believe it. It will be interesting to see how they try and prove scientifically that a man was turned into a goat.
The truth of Christ has a lot of work to do in peoples lives around the world.
LAGOS (Reuters) – Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.
Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it
was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into
a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323.
“The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on
patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued
them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat,”
Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.
“We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We
cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that
has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a
goat,” he said.
Belief in witchcraft is widespread in parts of Nigeria, Africa’s
most populous nation. Residents came to the police station to see the
goat, photographed in one national newspaper on its knees next to a
pile of straw.
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