The House of Representatives on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to declare a national emergency on ritual killings across the country.
The development was part of the resolutions reached by the lawmakers on a motion of urgent public importance entitled ‘Need to Curb the Rising Trend of Ritual Killings in Nigeria’.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that ritual killing has recently become a trend across the country as video clips of such activities involving adults and even teenagers continue to emerge online.
In other news, over 16,000 Indians committed suicide due to bankruptcy or indebtedness while 9,140 others ended their lives due to unemployment between 2018 and 2020, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 5,213 people committed suicide due to bankruptcy or indebtedness in 2020, 5,908 in 2019 and 4,970 in 2018.