‘I need blood to drink’ – Stolen idol cries out before killing thief in Taraba

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Nemesis has caught up with a thief in Taraba state who made away with an idol from a Tiv community in Taraba state.

The middle-aged man was said to have gone to the crisis-ridden Tiv community to loot, but he chose to also take away the antiquity kept in a shrine.


But he kept the object in his room secretly without informing his co-looters what he had stolen.

Speaking to Daily Trust, a source from the community, Shamaki Solomon, explained that the man could not sleep the day he stole the antiquity.


He said the idol is a deity in the community used for protection by traditionalists in the village.

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The man was said to have later confessed, saying that he heard a loud sound in his room saying ‘l need blood to drink’, which came from the position where he kept the antiquity.


Following the incident, the man could not sleep for three days. He then became sick, lost his senses and died later.

On what happens with the antiquity, the source said everyone was afraid to touch the antiquity which the victim hid in a bag.

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