Monday 26 January 2009

Goat Arrested in Nigeria

At first glance this story seems like a bit of a joke however on further discovery it only seems to highlight poor education and policing standards in Nigeria.

Many Nigerians believe that magicians can change shape into goats.  The goat was brought to police by, as BBC's Andrew Walker states, an ill-educated vigilantly squad who are only trying their best to fill the gaps left by the police.

Recent statistics show that over 30% of Nigeria's population cannot read and combined with high crime rates and a strong belief in witchcraft seems that this kind of case is only too common.

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