Kogi native flees to Canada after harrowing encounters with occult group

In a tragic and harrowing series of events, Mr. Muhammed Salisu Haruna, a native of Kogi State, has fled to Canada for safety following relentless attacks from a cult group. Born on February 23, 1982, Mr. Haruna’s ordeal began after the death of his father, Mr. Muhammed, on March 5, 2023.

As Mr. Haruna planned his father’s burial, a group of men approached him, offering to handle all the burial arrangements. Grateful for the support, Mr. Haruna accepted, unaware that these men were cult members and that his father had been their leader. Seven days after the burial, Mr. Haruna was summoned by the group and pressured to take over his father’s position in the cult. He refused, which led to ongoing threats and attacks against him and his family.

Unable to endure the constant harassment, Mr. Haruna relocated to Lagos with his family. His mother, however, refused to leave her late husband’s compound. Despite his pleas, she insisted on staying. Tragically, two weeks after his father’s burial, his mother was attacked and sustained a severe leg injury that, due to her hypertension and diabetes, led to her death on April 27, 2023.

Fearing for his life, Mr. Haruna did not attend his mother’s burial, which took place on May 6, 2023. The cult members soon tracked him to his residence at No. 5 MBA Lane, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, attacking his home at midnight on June 1, 2023. Mr. Haruna managed to escape through the back door, but his wife was brutally beaten and left for dead. Neighbors rushed her to the hospital where she was revived.

Seeking help, Mr. Haruna turned to the police. One understanding officer introduced him to Alhaji Sule, who, recognizing the influence of the cult, helped Mr. Haruna procure a visa. This assistance allowed Mr. Haruna to travel to Canada, where he now seeks refuge and safety from the dangerous cult that has upended his life.

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