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Dead Bodies Of Loved Ones Are Kept In Homes Instead Of Mortuaries

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It has been revealed that in many parts of Ebonyi State, some people keep their dead loved ones at home instead of inside the mortuaries.

The move by the Ebonyi State government to stop the people of the state from keeping their dead relations and friends for months or years in their private residences as they prepare for their befitting burials is causing some ripples in social circles in the state. As in the days of Egyptian mummies, the people of Ebonyi embalm their dead relations and friends and keep the corpses inside residential houses to enable them prepare and give such deceased persons decent burials.
The strange practice which gained ground in the area at the end of the Nigeria/ Biafran civil war in 1970, has been going on as the natives believe that those who take their dead wives, husbands, fathers or mothers “to hospital mortuaries do not love them.”
According to the natives, those who lose their loved ones usually embalm them and kept in their houses while they prepared for their “befitting burials,” instead of taking them to hospital mortuaries where no one would care for them. While keeping the corpses at home, the relations bathe and dress them up every morning and take them back to the beds which serve as their temporary resting places as sign of their love for their dead parents, brothers or sisters.
Though this may sound horrifying, this strange system of keeping corpses in residential homes is regarded as the best way of showing love to the dead ones.
Investigations by the South East Voice at Ozibo Community, Echi-aba Development Centre in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, showed that the practice is widely accepted as those who take the dead bodies of their loved ones to the hospital mortuaries are usually regarded “as not true indigenes of the area.”
The phenomenon has become a culture in other parts of Ebonyi, prompting the alarm raised by the state government through the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, who banned the strange but primitive practice in the state, forthwith. All that is required to keep the corpse of a loved one is just to hire a mortician, who collects a token for the corpse to be embalmed and kept in the house till the burial day.
A resident of Ozibo, Mr. Kelechi Osimiri who lost his father some years ago told South East Voice that he embalmed the corpse and kept it in one of his rooms in the house until he was buried several months later. The obnoxious practice is, however, prevalent in other local government areas of the state.

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Governor Seyi Makinde walks around the streets of Ibadan to pacify residents

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Governor Seyi Makinde walks around the streets of Ibadan to pacify residents

Nigerian Businessman, Politician and Philanthropist Seyi Makinde who is the governor of Oyo State is currently the talk of social media

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was seen walking around the streets of Ibadan on Wednesday October 21, trying to reassure and pacify citizens due to the nationwide chaos prompted by the endsars protest.

In the footage recorded by an onlooker, Makinde could be seen surrounded by his security entourage as he walked up to the protesters who cheered as he waved at them.

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I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing – Nigerian man claiming to be a soldier publicly condemns killing of protesters (video)

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I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing – Nigerian man claiming to be a soldier publicly condemns killing of protesters (video)

A man currently trending online after claiming to be a Nigerian soldier has come out to condemn the shooting of protesters by military men.

In a video that has gone viral, the man who did not give his name and neither did he hide his face, said he cannot stand by and watch as people kill his brothers and sisters whom he left behind to fight Boko Haram.

”You can’t be killing my brothers and sisters. I left them behind to find Boko Haram. You can’t be killing them and you want me to have joy. I don’t have joy in this country. Whatever the youths are doing I am in support of them.

I am a soldier but I can’t support bad thing” he said

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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob

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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob

Following the on-going chaos in Lagos State after the Nigerian army opened fire on unarmed protesters at Lekki tollgate.

There are reports of the Aba Town Hall being set on fire by an angry mob in spite of the curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday October 20.

Some of those at the scene were heard shouting “it is happening, enough is enough” as the Town Hall burnt.

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