The witchcraft conference organized by B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) kicked off yesterday November 26 in spite of opposition by Christians across Nigeria and in Enugu State.
The conference which was shifted to a bigger hall, Princess Alexandra auditorium because of the large turnout of participants reportedly began with an opening hymn by Christ Church choir of the university. Discussions at the conference centered on ‘witchcraft’ even though it was removed from the conference banner in order to lessen the controversy it ignited.
Facebook user Eze Leo Obinna wrote; “Nigerian Universities are religious centers. Academics is hollow. There is no philosophy.
Academics were forced to change the topic of the Witchcraft conference. Sorry for Africans”
Premium Times reported that a group, Witchcraft Human Rights Information Network had a stand outside where they sold witchcraft-related books and items.
A postgraduate student of UNN who shared photos from the event on Facebook, wrote: “Our Witchcraft Conference holds. Day 1. #UNN”