A mysterious stream suspected to have healing powers has appeared in Nachi community, Udi local government area of Enugu State, almost 42 years after it disappeared from the same place.
It was gathered that the stream which is now a pilgrimage centre surfaced and disappeared in 1972 and surprisingly re-appeared about two weeks ago.
The stream is located near the boundary between Oji River and Udi local government areas of the state.
A source disclosed that since the stream re-appeared about two weeks ago, thousands of people from different parts of the country have continued to visit it in search of healing.
According to sources, the stream was first noticed by a Fulani herdsman who had gone to the area to feed his cattle.
The herdsman, a source said, suddenly saw water gushing out from a sandy farm land close to where he was standing, adding that before the cattle rearer could turn his back, the entire area had been covered by water.
Apparently surprised over the development, the herdsman reportedly alerted some people and farmers in the community over the development.
It was gathered those who first rushed to the stream quickly took the surprise news to the traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Highness Igwe Onuigbo, Obi (11) of Nachi.
Meanwhile LEADERSHIP gathered that the wonder stream has provided business opportunities for members of its host community and environs.
The stream has especially opened up serious window of businesses for plastic water containers, food vendors and commercial motorcycle and vehicle operators, who are now counting their gains.
An octogenarian and community leader in Nachi, who spoke to reporters, Mr Festus Udeh, said the stream surfaces and disappears every 20 to 30 years.
Udeh explained that in the olden days, women on their menstrual cycle were not allowed to enter the stream.
culled from leadership.ng