In the past, Its was a well established traditional mythology for over 400 years, that the villages associated or villages in possession of these artifacts practiced Human Sacrificial Rituals the Ngiri Ntuufu, as records shows that during intertribal wars, many rival defeated captured tribe chiefs, war lords and village heads were beheaded on Ngiri Ntuufu for Sacrificial rituals as sign of victory, call for prosperity and ownership control. The Ngiri Ntuufu collection was regarded and worshipped as deities “gods” to the Baligan si’in people and related villages, and had been the cause of many tribal wars and bad blood within tribes for their control and ownership. Local record has numerous human rituals sacrifices being performed on these artifacts for over four centuries.
These objects and noble materials are strictly controlled by the kings and have a great cultural heritage on the Baligan si’in people/community. Regarding the history of these cultural relics in question; they are over 6 centuries and has always been considered as a witness of values and legacies throughout North West Cameroon in general “Baligan si’in” people in particular where all these statues have always represented commemorating the memory of valiant warriors who died during tribal wars between clans and neighboring villages.