Traditional leaders in Machinga district have expressed concern over the increasing number of albino abduction cases in the country and have since appealed to the general public to help end the malpractice.
One of senior chiefs in the district, Traditional Authority Chamba who said this is a very worrisome thing considering that media reports of albino abductions are increasing.
Chief Chamba said people who are being involved in this malpractice are tarnishing the image of the district hence they need to be dealt with according.
“This is a very worrisome development although my area has not registered any case of such acts. It seem people’s concentration has been put on cash that’s why they have been involved in a business of fellow human beings.
“This is not the right way to do it, people should find other ways of making money than murdering these innocent people born with albinism,” said chief Chamba.
He therefore said traditional leaders in the district will try their best to strengthen child care protection with an aim of putting to rest the barbaric acts. The chief then appealed to the general public to join hands in ending the practice. Some people believe that bones of people born with albinism have some magical powers for a person to get rich.