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.
‘A young man had gone to [the healer] to prepare bullet-proof charms for him, which the native doctor did,’ a witness told the Punch newspaper.
‘To prove the efficacy of the new charms, [he] positioned and handed over a gun to his customer. Tragedy struck.’
Recently there have been several reports of people being shot dead trying to prove the efficacy of ‘bullet-proof’ charms.