Superstition strikes again – fatally

I see the old “medicine-man-can-defeat-bullets” myth is still out there. A Nigerian healer has been shot dead after encouraging one of his customers to test the efficacy of his bullet-proof charms. Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed wearing the pendants around his neck after he instructed the man to fire his weapon. The incident happened in the country’s south-eastern Imo state and police say the shooter has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Some Nigerian doctors claim the charms harness various powers and can cure  illnesses. There’s more at the link. It’s easy to mock such beliefs, but they’ve been around

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