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Killing people for rituals won’t make you rich overnight, Ben Bruce tells youths

Killing people for rituals won’t make you rich overnight, Ben Bruce tells youths
February 06
13:26 2022

Ben Murray-Bruce, a former Nigerian senator, has lamented the increasing trend of ritual killings among young people.

In a tweet on Sunday, the former senator said young people who are supposed to be the “leaders of tomorrow now engage in unimaginable crimes just to become millionaires overnight”.

“What has suddenly gone wrong with young people who now believe that rituals involving human blood will make them rich?” he asked.

“So many Nigerians go missing daily, and while many are never found. Some are found dead with body parts missing. We must work to stop this trend.”


He said the “narrative that poverty and unemployment get young people into ritual killings” must not be accepted.

To curb the menace, Murray-Bruce said the family, as a social institution, should instil discipline and good morals in children.

“We must return to our traditional family values where charity begins at home,” he said.


“The family remains where the teachings of ethics begin.

“This is where moral instructions are imbibed in children. This is where discipline and good morals are instilled in children regardless of their religion.

“We must rebuild our families and inculcate love and tolerance among our children.”

The former senator also advised that the government “must do more to encourage young people to use their knowledge of technology for productive ventures”.


“With this, I’m calling on the government to establish tech hubs and tech sharks to train young people in information and digital skills aimed at making Nigeria and the world a better place,” he said.

“We must teach them good virtues, hard work and patience.

“I want young people to know that there is no shortcut to being wealthy without hard work.

“Killing a human being for ritual purposes will not make you rich overnight.


“It will only take you to hell.

“Our politicians and elites must show restrain in the way they flaunt their wealth both publicly and on social media.


“The Nigeria police and other security agencies should also deploy intelligence and apprehend the perpetrators of these acts and bring them to justice.

“While our worship centres must focus more on encouraging young people to embrace hard work diligence and patience.”



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