A National Youth Service Corps member, Osasere Erhahon has taken to social media to issue a stern warning to his colleagues against the killing pythons in Anambra State.
Naija News reports that Osasere, who is serving in Idemili LGA, via his Facebook on Wednesday, advised his colleagues posted to Idemili North or South LGA to refrain from killing python as they are regard as representative of their deity.
According to Osasere, people who kill pythons are always advised to conduct befitting burial rites like that of a human for the reptiles.
“Those of you who will be running the service in Anambra, let me bring it to your notice that there are two local government areas called Idemili North and Idemili South LGA of the state where it is forbidden to kill pythons. Yeah! You heard me right, they forbid killing it. If anyone does, you will conduct a burial ceremony (just like human burial) for the snake,”
“That’s the local government area I’m currently serving in. The attached picture shows the baby python I saw close to my lodge window few days ago while the other was the one I saw couple of months ago. Note, the indigenes don’t worship python but they conserve them and they are harmless snakes. They will teach you the origin of the custom in the camp. They will post some of you here. God bless Anambra. God bless Nigeria”