We often post stories from Nigeria that are nearly too horrifying to contemplate. This one is too awful and outrageous to believe.
Benin City residents were shocked on Tuesday when a pregnant woman, currently at large, was delivered of a creature that resembled a horse during a prayer session at the World Libration Ministry, Benin City.
The woman, we were told, had been in her matrimonial home for 11 years without a baby and the pastor said there was ‘a woman here for 11 years, no child,’ that the person always got pregnant but whenever she went for test, it will show and at another time it will not show again”.
Ogbovoh continued: “So the woman came out and the pastor said ‘let us put you in an all night on Friday, but the woman pleaded with the congregation to go on with the prayers since she may not be able to wait. So the pastor now agreed. The pastor called her and asked the men to give little space and the pastor insisted that something inside the woman was not a human being, he said it was a funny creature.
When the creature came out, it did not look like a human being but it looked like an animal”.
The creature was said to resemble a horse. The woman has disappeared (they said out of embarrassment) and the creature was removed. Explanation for it was that it was demonic and God had produced a miracle by removing her obstacle to a true pregnancy.
What we see in this story is ignorance, fear and superstition. There is no way to corroborate a thing in this story. You can’t even tell if it has a kernel of truth to it. The reason why I linked to it is to show what is passed off as news in
Africa Nigeria and that people likely believe it.
UPDATE (17-Sept-2012): There is this story (similar) with a picture (of what looks like a dead horse fetus) from another source (translated).
The suggestion has been made via another website that the thing was staged and that this sort of drama occasionally occurs to convince the onlookers. This would be the first I’d heard about such a thing so any comments or references are welcomed.