Two young girls accused of witchcraft were reportedly set ablaze in Waduruk community, Shen village, Jos South local government area of Plateau State.
The victims, said to be aged 11 and 5 years respectively, are reportedly battling for their lives at the Plateau State Specialists Hospital, Jos.
The State Chairperson of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Mrs. Jennifer Yarima, who confirmed the incident, called for concerted efforts from law enforcement agencies to ensure the perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted.
In a statement she signed and issued in Jos, the NAWOJ Chairperson noted, “We condemn in strong terms the unspeakable human rights violation meted on two minors, 11 years old Godgift Nyam and five years old Mary Gyang who sustained unimaginable degree of injuries after they were burnt.
“The menace of jungle justice has no place in our contemporary society; it is a disheartening situation that minors will be subjected to such a traumatizing agony without any substantial evidence to prove their claims.