A woman identified as Precious who was rescued from the hands of ritualists by men of the Rivers State Police Command on Sunday 12 August 2018 has narrated her experience.
She said she initially thought she was abducted by kidnappers, but reality dawn on her after a lady who was abducted with her was killed for ritual purpose.
She recounted she saw many other people in the kidnapper’s den. People she saw included children and adults of different age.
Precious said after killing the lady, the ritualists called one Alhaji to inform him some body parts are ready.
In her own words: “There was confusion among them when they noticed that some security agents were trailing them inside the forest. They (ritual killers) had earlier told us that they sell human parts and not just kidnappers and I noticed it.
“I saw the other lady that was with us being shot and they started butchering her body while some were calling one Alhaji on the phone, telling him that some parts were ready.
“It was the police raid in some of their camps that made the kidnappers to be afraid. The kidnappers, out of fear, took us to another place and in the process, they started arguing and fighting one another. That was how I managed to escape.”
On how she was able to escape from the ritual killer, Precious, who was still shaken from her experiences said, “I was returning from a church service and after the service, I moved to attend a child dedication at Chokocho. So, I walked to Igwuruta Junction in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to board a bus, which would take me there.
“When a bus came that afternoon, I looked carefully and saw four women and three men already in the bus before I joined, thinking that it was an ordinary bus.
“Immediately, we passed a police checkpoint, the driver parked the bus by one side of the road and they ordered everybody to alight from the bus. They blindfolded us and the next thing I realized was seeing myself and others in the forest.”
She opined there may still be more people in that bush, she, therefore, calls on the policemen to raid the entire bush on a rescue mission.