Enugu healing river: Disaster waiting to happen


As millions of Nigerians continue to head for Nachi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State to take spiritual bath and for miraculous solutions to their problems, the famous “Enugu Jordan River”, has been described as “a disaster waiting to happen”.

Precisely on the 11th day of November, 2013, the news of the said “Miracle Water” at Nachi, began to spread as wild fire.

In a matter of days, the River was baptized “Enugu Jordan River” by miracle seekers who were carried away by reported testimonies of people who got one healing or the other after taking a bath in the River.

For each passing day, the number of visitors to the River increased geometrically. Nigerians from all parts of the country, especially Christians and traditionalists, troop into the River in their numbers either as tourists or in search of divine solution to their problems.

In an earlier report published by the DailyPost, a Fulani herdsman reportedly announced the appearance of the Miracle River to the entire world.

A villager who was then interviewed by our correspondent said, “we heard that the herdsman passed that place with his herd of cattle, and soon after, heard a strange noise; when he turned back, he discovered that a big stream has appeared at the same place he just passed with his cattle. At that point, he ran to Garki and informed his relatives, who also came there and discovered that the water had healing power. From that point, the news spread to the community”.

This was the report that has changed the history of Nachi community, as desperate Nigerians storm the community in their numbers each day.

Where Are Those Healed?

However, one month after, DailyPost investigations show that the claims of the miraculous powers of the River still remains unverifiable.

Written By: Emmanuel Uzodinma
continue to source article at dailypost.com.ng


  1. “Also from the Christian perspective, clerics have continued to call for caution, noting that it could be a way of operation by some River goddess.”

    Haha! Really?

  2. I don’t want to sound patronizing, but I think it’s so sad that this sort of thing is still going on anywhere in the World nowadays, and given the level of endemic corruption that exists in Nigeria this is the last thing that that Nation needs.

  3. In reply to #1 by nok:

    Hitch: Religion poisons everything.

    Even water holes apparently.

    Yes, Christopher Hitchens was absolutely right.

  4. Here’s the thing with these places of healing. You pick a place that has “mystical healing powers” and ideally you want a palce that takes some time to get to. If you get a few thousand people to travel and perhaps allow a week there and back (not difficult in a county as large as Nigeria with a limited transport system) and you have a fighting chance. Add a month or so for the symptoms to go into remission and you’re onto a surefire winner. With the sheer numbers involved a certain number of people involved are bound to get better, especially if the maladies are minor. Sadly this keeps this these places going but people need hope. I have sympathy with the people who have serious ailments and little hope and money to get treatment and it’s hard to rob of them of that. Preying on the desperate is clearly wrong but people are entitled to hope, are they not? Tough question…

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