7 self-confessed witches have come before a court in Adamawa State capital, Yola, for allegedly using demonic powers to afflict a three-year-old girl with an illness.
The seven accused women include a 60-year-old woman, one other woman still at large, and five minors.
The 60-year-old woman, Halima Jonta, told the court that she and two other women had killed seven people in the seven years she had been in witchcraft practice.
In the particular matter of the afflicted three-year-old, Halima Jonta said she and the five minors aged between four and six years, as well as a woman on the run, had bewitched the three-year-old girl.
The witches confessed to the court that the old woman, Halima Jonta and the other woman now at large, asked them to tie the three-year-old and put a stone in her stomach.
They also said the soul of a dead person was planted in her.
They said they had untied her and removed the stone in her but that the death image in her remained because removing it was beyond their power.