Ewuare
Oba Ewuare II of Benin

Market women in Edo state have saluted the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, for placing a curse on human traffickers.

Concise News had reported on Saturday that the Benin monarch, on Friday, placed curses on those involved in the criminal act of human trafficking in the state.

The monarch cursed native doctors and violators of the order banning Community Development Associations and others whose business is to initiate the sons and daughters of the land into various cult groups.

Blackie Ogiamien, leader of the market women, described the orders of the Benin monarch as ‘progressive.’

She also said that it gave the needed support to Edo State Government’s campaign against human trafficking and illegal migration.

“The people and government of the day are now in sync and it will only take one who is foolhardy to continue in the despicable practices that have aided and abetted human trafficking for years,” she said.

“We are comforted by the orders of our father, Oba Ewuare II. Edo people know and appreciate the weight of the curses and orders of the King and we are happy about the orders.

“A lot of mothers sold houses and gave the proceeds to people who lied that they can take their children abroad through legal means and give them decent jobs on arrival. But the children were abandoned in jungles of death in Libya and in the Sahara Desert, while others died in Mediterranean Sea while being ferried in rickety boats.”