Why Ritual Killings are on the Uprise in Nigeria

On August 17, 2017, the lifeless body of a four-year-old girl was found  close to a shrine at 28 Ogbe Close in Iwaya area of Lagos, with her throat slit. In her case , the toddler who strayed from her siblings’ watch, on their way from the mosque, was suspected to have been used for sacrifice on the Ogun shrine

…‘Human parts for sale’ The spate of killings for ritual purposes is gradually assuming an alarming rate in Nigeria with little or no effort by concerned government agencies to checkmate the trend. One would have expected such pseudoscience acts to be a thing of the past going by increase in religious activities and in civilization. But murdering people to appease the deities appears to be on the increase. It is also shocking to know that some acclaimed high and mighty indulge in ritual killings. For instance, some politicians and government officials have been accused by arrested suspects and herbalists who allege that they use human beings for rituals in order to sustain their affluence as well as remain in positions of power. Investigations revealed that cases of ritual killings and disappearance of persons are usually high whenever elections are around the corner. Just last week, this barbaric act assumed a cannibalistic dimension following the arrest of a suspected kidnapper alleged to have killed one of his victims and used his intestines to prepare pepper soup. The suspect, Roland Peter,  according to the Rivers State Commissioner of Police , Zaki Ahmed ,  abducted his victim  from his house on August 2017, adding that the suspect was at the verge of eating pepper soup and yam porridge when the police swooped on him and some accomplices These vampires hide under different covers to get their victims. For some, they kidnap their victims from various points , while others who pretend to be commercial bus drivers, pick unsuspecting commuters at bus-stop only to take them to their slaughter slabs to carry out what they know how to do best. Killings for money rituals On August 17, 2017, the lifeless body of a four-year-old girl was found  close to a shrine at 28 Ogbe Close in Iwaya area of Lagos, with her throat slit. In her case , the toddler who strayed from her siblings’ watch, on their way from the mosque, was suspected to have been used for sacrifice on the Ogun shrine owhich ironically is built in the same compound with her parents . Till date perpetrators of the dastardly act are yet to be fished out. Suspected ritualist arrested A week earlier, precisely August 20, another lifeless body of an eight-year-old girl, Chikamso Victory , was found in the apartment of one Ifeanyi Chukwu Dike (23) at Messiah street , Eliozu area of Port Harcourt . Helpless and defenseless Victory was not only abducted by Dike, she was raped before she was killed. As at the time her body was recovered, some parts had been removed. They included her vagina, eyes, tongue and breasts which the suspect kept in a polythene bag awaiting the appropriate time to take them to his contacts. He was however, arrested by members of a local vigilante group while going to dispose of the body. But the incident assumed a laughable dimension following report by the Police that the suspect had disappeared from custody. Elsewhere in Oyo state, on March 30, 2017 , a suspected ritualist,  Tunde Jimoh, who was arrested by the Police, gave a chilling description of how he and other members of his gang abducted their victim, Akintoye Oyeyemi, took him into a deep forest and murdered him in cold blood. Thereafter, they took the body to a Muslim cleric to prepare concoction for money rituals for him. At the end of the day, the wrists, heart and legs were cut off. Luck ran out on the suspect while on his way to dump the body in the bush. Not too long ago, reports had it that an evil forest used as ritualists’ den was uncovered in Enugu state with the recovery of fresh and decomposing human parts . The nation’s Federal Capital Territory is not speared from the rising trend of killing for rituals. Late last year, a dismembered body of an unidentified lady was recovered at the  Lower Usuma Dam junction, along Dutse-Bwari Road . One of her breasts was cut off, while the rest of the body was cut into two from the abdomen, an indication that the killing was for ritual. Badoo ritual killing In Lagos state, the commercial hub of the country, different methods are devised by ritualists. One of such was the surge in the killing of residents by members of a dreaded cult group identified as Badoo Boys in Ikorodu area of Lagos. So far, over 50 persons have had their lives snuffed out of them by the perpetrators who were initially thought to be invisible, until they were decimated by the Police , under the watch of the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr Edgar Imohimi, while he was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations. Before the raid and subsequent arrest of over 200 suspected members of the cult group by the Police with the support of the Oodua peoples Congress, OPC local vigilante and the Neighborhood Watch Corps, Badoo Boys had been  unleashing an orgy of killings, during which they used heavy stones to crush the skulls of their victims. Their modus operandi included storming victims’ residences while they are asleep. It is suspected that they usually hypnotize their victims, as none of them had ever been conscious of their presence. They would, thereafter, smash heads of their victims with a grinding stone and after which they use a handkerchief to clean the blood and brain before leaving the scene. During interrogation, one of the suspects confirmed that each handkerchief stained with blood was sold for N500,000 . He further revealed that they were mere errand boys for rich politicians within and outside Lagos state. But in their case , the blood and semen stained handkerchief were used to prepare spiritual defence for well to do Nigerians. Mad people in disguise The latest method devised is the feigning of madness by these criminal elements. Recently in Lagos, some persons who disguised as lunatics were discovered to be using tunnels as dens for their activities. Two instances of note were along Lagos-Abeokuta road and Ile Zik, along Agege Motor road. The latest was an uncovered ritualits’ den Wednesday , at Challege bus-stop , Mushin, where some suspected members who posed as lunatics were found with sophisticated phones, four ATM cards and over 100 syringes with blood stains. One of the suspects was lynched by a mob while two others were rescued by policemen from Area ‘D’ command, Mushin. Not too long  Nigerians received with shock, news of a den in Soka village, Oluyole Local Government area of Oyo state, where about 20 corpses, majority of which were   earlier declared missing   by their relatives, were found while 18 victims were rescued. From all indications, it was obvious that the den had been existing for long before it was uncovered, following a heap of victims’ clothes. One of the rescued victims was reported to have said he was kidnapped in Ogun while attending an interview. The most celebrated ritual killing appeared to be the notorious Otokoto saga in Owerri, Imo State where a businessman belonging to a cult was alleged to have used his apprentice for ritual. The boy’s corpse was later exhumed at the premises of Otokoto Hotel. It exposed many other bizarre acts in hotels. Religious leaders also involved One would have expected such primitive acts to be going down, going by the increasing religious groups in the country. Regrettably,  some leaders of religious have been caught in the act. But investigations have shown that many evil men only use religion as a cover up. They are never true religious leaders. One of the ready cases that comes to mind was that of the arrest of a Pastor who allegedly killed a seven-year-old boy and buried his head where the church’s alter was mounted. rkThis action was to ensure the influx of members into the church located at  Odokekere/ Odogunyan in Ikorodu area of Lagos state . Elsewhere in Edo state and Ogun states, some pastors were also arrested over similar acts. Few months ago, an unidentified woman who left her abode in Sango Otta area of Ogun in search of spiritual cleansing at the place of a Muslim cleric popularly called Alfa , in Badagry area of Lagos, ended up being victim of ritual killing. A 61-year-old landlord,  Toafeek Hassan, who confessed to have slaughtered the woman , was found with her fresh human head and other body parts which were to be used to prepare concoction by the  alfa, Investigation shows that female parts are more in demand than their male counterparts.  This is because of  what was described as the potency of some parts like the breasts and lower private parts in money rituals and other purposes by herbalists and occult groups. Ritual used to elongate life —suspect One of the herbalists who spoke with Vanguard at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID , Oseni Bello, admitted to be preparing concoction with human body parts but said he was not involved in the killings. Oseni disclosed that some of the rituals were done to elongate lives . He added that the heart was used to prepare concoction for boldness and fear. He stated further that virgins and babies on the other hand , were used by some politicians and government officials for ritual purposes as their blood is said to be used to elongate the user’s life span as well as fortify them against spiritual attacks. These are some of the reasons, he said, killings for rituals are on the increase. A particular case in mind was that of a South-West politician alleged to have been caught by his driver with a dissected day-old baby whose blood he was drinking. The incident as reported two years ago, occurred inside a bush, while the driver was taking his boss (names withheld) to a function. Half way into the journey, the politician was said to have ordered his driver to pull over. He thereafter, alighted and headed for a bush with a promise to be back. Having waited   without any sight of his boss, the ignorant and curious driver reportedly went in search for him,only to meet   him stark naked and pouring the blood of a dissected baby into his mouth. Barely two weeks later, the driver reportedly died under mysterious circumstance. The event that occurred before his death was related by a Pastor friend whom the deceased   confided in before his demise. The lust for money and power drives these people into ritual killings. While some kill to achieve this unfathomable dream, others   resort to digging graves   and removing needed human parts for ritual purpose.   Saturday Vanguard scooped that most guards at cemeteries connive with agents to sell human parts. It was learnt that  if a fresh human head is needed, an agent will contact some   cemetery workers ahead. In this case, the cemetery official will be on the look out for fresh dead bodies, preferably those of Muslims   who are usually buried within 24 hours after death. Immediately the body is interred, they exhume the body at night, cut off the needed parts and place the body back in the grave. Human parts for sale Those who patronize cemetery officials are usually herbalists, herbal traders and even prominent Nigerians who usually use middle men. Surprisingly, human parts   are sold in some markets in Nigeria. We gathered that a fresh human head could go for N60,000 ( $167.27) and above, while a skull is sold for N20,000 ($55.70). Fresh legs are sold for N30,000 ($82.00) each while a decomposed leg is sold for N20,000 ($56.00). A fresh finger is sold for N5,000 each while the decomposed is sold for 3,000. Fresh intestines are sold for N20,000 while dry ones are sold for N5000. Pieces of fresh bones are sold for N2,000 and above. Public react Reacting to the upsurge , the president,  Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria , AISSON Dr. Ona. Ekhomu called on the Nigeria Police to set up Special Ritual Murder Squads in various State Commands to focus on the investigation, detection, arrest and prosecution of ritual killers. He said that the high incidence of serial ritual killings demands an urgent action at the level of the police high command. According to the first chartered security professional in West Africa, citizens were rapidly losing faith in the ability of the police agency to detect and punish ritual killers.   This, he said was responsible for the increase in lynching of suspects as members of the public resort to jungle justice to get redress for the heinous murders. Said he: “The conscience of Nigerians should be troubled by reports of recent ritual murders including that of   one-year-old Success lme in Calabar whose heart was ripped out from her small body for ritual purposes and was discovered in a Church along with other items for occult rituals. There is also the case of Pastor Samuel Okpara in Ahoada East LGA of Imo State who was kidnapped, killed and cannibalized by ritualists.   The pastor was reportedly beheaded and his liver and intestines used for pepper soup and plantain porridge. What a horrific occurrence?” He also decried the excesses of the Baddoo murder cult in Ikorodu Lagos State , saying it was a direct challenge to the Police. Economic recession in the land is not a license to commit ritual murder.   Impunity encourages tosaved

 commit murders because they believe they will not be apprehended or punished. I advise Nigerians against late night outings because if a vehicular breaks down one could fall victim of kidnap by ritualists.   Commuters should always write down the identification markings of public conveyance vehicles which they enter and make phone calls to loved ones to pass on the information. Because ritual murderers always wish to be unidentified.   They want to kill people, but don’t wish to be apprehended. Once information about them has been passed on to someone else, it becomes difficult for them to do evil”. Nigerians should also assess public transport vehicles before boarding in order not to board the “wrong bus. Likewise, women are advised to carry whistles on them in order to raise an alarm if there is an attempt to abduct them”. On his part, the national Coordinator,  Network on Police Reform in Nigeria , NOPRIN  Mr Okechukwu Nwanguma, attributted the rise in  cases of killing for ritual   to collapse in moral values “  It is also caused by , ignorance and superstition,   the inordinate quest and pursuit of quick wealth and lack of effective punishment system.In a way,   poverty and unemployment may also be a risk factor. If Nigerians have equal opportunities to   earn income in legitimate ways ,   there will definitely be reduction in such abominable crimes   like humans killing fellow humans for ritual.” Also baring his opinion on the matter,  Treasurer of the Action Democratic Party , Cross River State Chapter, Offiong Okon, in a recent interview, advised that:  “Before a church is established, government should carry out investigation before license is granted because many of the church leaders and founders are ritualists, acting in the capacity of being Pastors.” “Government should investigate the Pastors and checkmate their activities because what they do under the cover of being a religious leader.”

written by By Evelyn Usman

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Why would anyone worship African gods?

The traditional West Africa Yoruba tribe’s tradition proclaims and believes that Ile-Ife in the State of Osun, Nigeria is where Olodumare (a demon who is addressed as god almighty but also means the God of Abraham to those who are followers of Christ) started the creation of the world. The participants of this  Santaria religion say “we believe in only one god” – but they are NOT referring to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus! It is important to understand that Not all Yoruba’s believe in and/or practice this evil belief, there are MANY who have denounced it, and even more have never had any involvement in it. There are countless numbers of African Americans, Caucasian Americans, Hispanics, Jamaicans, etc. who have been brainwashed into believing in and dedicating themselves to the deity’s (elegba, oshun, ogun, oshosi, obatala, yemaya, shango, oya, orunmila) and practices of this evil, Antichrist belief all in the name of “connecting to their African roots.” ANYONE who dedicates themselves to this evil practice has knowingly or unknowingly given themselves to Satan himself with a false belief that they will be protected, and all of their needs will be supplied by the evil deities of this religion by offering sacrifices to them. This practice is full of divination and sacrifices, sometimes the “orisha’s” (demons) require a blood sacrifice, in which the practitioners will openly admit that they offer animal sacrifices such as dogs, chicken’s, goat, pigeon and the blood of these animals (the specific animal is determined by the demon) but what they WONT openly admit is that there are times when a human sacrifice is required!   The Yoruba orisha worship, upon which Santeria is based, practiced human sacrifice until the 1860’s when it was judicially prohibited by the British Colonial Administration.  Some human sacrifices were conducted after that date, although their number radically decreased after the prohibition, as now those who participated in these sacrifices could be put to death for murder. There are still rather strict rules concerning human sacrifice. The former is taught occasionally to those who study the worship of orisha (demons). The rules for human sacrifice are quite like those taught to initiates of Kali worship in India, where human sacrifice was also abolished by the British Colonial Authority in the 1860’s. In Yorubaland, human sacrifice was a regular part of orisha (demon) worship. The orishas gladly took the blood of human sacrificial victims, usually these victims were from opposing tribes (most likely Igbo’s) that were captured in battle and even members of the same tribe itself were offered to the orisha in times of drought, disease and disaster. The orishas (demons) do indeed take human blood as part of the sacrificial offering, with the practice dating back to early Yoruba civilization until the early 1900’s and in some parts, is still practiced secretly today! HUMAN SACRIFICE is a practice of the orisha worshipers and many dont want to admit it because it is barbaric, and shameful and they don’t want to be stigmatized but it doesn’t change the fact that it is indeed part of the Yoruba religious culture and it does indeed continues to happen today. Anyone who wants to debate this simply must look at the religious history of the Yoruba and the answers are there, spend some significant time is Osun state and you’ll see for yourself, people are caught and arrested often with human sacrifices ranging from children to adults and if there are any Yoruba reading this, you know that I’m writing the truth. Within Santeria blood sacrifice is a required part of any initiation (Elekes, Warriors, Orisha Addimú, Kariocha) and without blood sacrifice you do not have the presence of the demons (aka orishas) in that ritual, and you do not have a legitimate consecration. This is an ancient and traditional practice upheld by the culture bearers of  orisha worship religion and is not something that can be excluded in said rituals. The Church in United States has ignorantly embraced these demons by not boycotting or otherwise refuting the manufacturing and sales of a Barbie doll (by Mattel) in a glamorized version of the likeness of osun the river goddess (a marine demon/spirit)! After researching all of the Barbie dolls made by Mattel,demon barbieI discovered an alarming number of dolls on the market made in the likeness of idols, especially a sun goddess. Your children are probably being secretly indoctrinated by these demons by playing with certain toys, and watching certain programs where this demon has been glamorized and secretly introduced into households worldwide. Because this country expresses “freedom of religion” this demonic sect has crept in all to the detriment of our young women and children (oftentimes the demon asks for virgins and children). Each year, adherents and non-adherents of osun, travel from all over the world to attend the annual Osun-Osogbo festival in August. Visitors include nationals of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Grenada, and other nations in the Americas with a significant Yoruba cultural heritage. Annual traditional festivities and invocations of the Osun goddess are held along the banks of the river bearing her name into which – according to Yoruba oratory traditions – “she transformed”. The origin of the Osun festival started over 700 years ago when a group of settlers led by one great hunter Olutimehin, settled at the bank of the river to escape the famine in their former dwelling place. Osun, the water goddess was said to have appeared to Olutimehin and requested him and his group to move up some bit to higher ground – the present Osogbo town.

Osun revealed herself to be the “goddess of the grove and of the river” and pledged to protect the group and make their women fruitful if only they would offer an annual sacrifice to her in return. The group agreed and vowed to sacrifice annually to the goddess (marine spirit) if she would honor her vows. This evil which started as an annual sacrifice to a river goddess, has been glamorized and later became a universal celebration of a river goddess!  Americans have made this ugly powerless demon out to be a giver of beauty, and elegance and that was NEVER the agreement then or now between this demon and the particular Yoruba sect that embraced her. This ugly, filthy demon made it’s vow to a particular sect of YORUBA PEOPLE, not Americans- although nothing is stopping anyone from worshiping her and killing animals to appease her. There is a woman remembered by the Yoruba named Susanne Wenger who was an Austrian who since the early 1950s wasted her entire life until her death dedicated to the river goddess osun and other deities.  She renovated shrines that were abandoned and remodeled 75 Yoruba cultural gods in sculptures. If this demon is a demon of beauty, Susanne Wenger certainly wasnt a good example of it! In fact, there are plenty of ugly women who worship this blood thirsty deity.

Look people, DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE! I’ve seen many women on YouTube glamorizing this worship of demons and they don’t even know what they think they know because the secrets of this practice are held tightly among the Yoruba’s and they will never share those secrets with a foreigner- EVER! You can wear Nigerian attire and learn to speak Yoruba, even visit the country and change your name, but you are and will always be A FOREIGNER and as long as you dont appose, your money and attention towards these orishas (demons) will be welcomed.  I have read were some real dumb Americans FLEW ALL THE WAY TO NIGERIA to PAY MONEY to be initiated into this worship of demons, well- the truth is, genuine initiation into this shameful practice doesn’t cost ONE CENT, and you DON’T have to travel to Nigeria to do it so when they see the American mu-mu’s interested in becoming a demon worshiper they will GLADLY take your money, trick you into going to Nigeria while calling you mu-mu all the way to the market. These misled women then return to the United States calling themselves “priestess” when the truth of the matter is A REAL OSUN PRIESTESS LIVES IN OSOGBO and dedicates her life to the deity daily- I’ve seen one bi-sexual, a homosexual and a lesbian all claiming to be “priestesses” and devotees to these deities– their ignorance is almost laughable.  No form of homosexuality is accepted or embraced in Nigeria, if you go there claiming to be a homosexual you’ll most likely be sacrificed to one of those deity’s they worship!  I also read an inquiry from a CHRISTIAN asking how she could submit herself to the demon osun so that she could become pregnant!!!!  LET ME TELL YOU THE PRICE THAT YOU WILL PAY FOR WORSHIPING THESE DEMONS… 

1.You will never receive anything from a demon for free, it will ALWAYS cost you something 

2.The more you ask for, the more you must give

3. When you begin to ask for GRANDIOSE THINGS like an excessive amount of money, fame, etc  the demon will then ask you to sacrifice blood…. Human blood!

4. The human sacrifices ALWAYS start with family members and those who have “eaten” of your wealth

5. Once you’ve sacrificed human blood it will be very difficult if not impossible to stop appeasing the demons, if you try to leave them, they will kill you by spiritual means

6. The demons ALWAYS take back what they’ve given you

7. You wont live a long life

Santaria religion is evil and leads to more evil and there is no escaping it. Don’t expect them to tell you EVERYTHING because it’s not going to happen! Do you really think that they will openly admit to murdering people? If you doubt me GO THERE, spend a considerable amount of time in Osun State where there are many occasions of “head hunters” being caught and paraded with there victims that were to be used to sacrifice to ogun and the other mean blood thirsty demons. While we’re alive, we don’t own ANYTHING because when we die we wont take anything with us, but when you make a CONSCIOUS DECISION to submit to a demon to obtain stuff, you will indeed pay for it with your soul. Don’t play around with these demons, no one in their right mind would EVER want to be possessed by a mami wata demon (which is what osun and the other deity’s associated with her are), A mami wata demon is one of the most difficult demons to leave a person if you ever open yourself up to be overtaken by one. My husband and I took in a little boy that is possessed with a mami wata spirit when I lived in Nigeria, we taught him “Jesus songs” taught him how to pray- even took him to church all to no avail. The little boy admitted that he didn’t want to be possessed by the demon but he was initiated against his will by his mother when she took him and his brothers to a stream to dedicate them all to the deity. It’s common for children with a mami wata spirit to kill other people by spiritual means.  Don’t let anyone lie to you and tell you that orisha worship is the religion of our African ancestors. There are MANY Africans who have never heard of orisha worship and there are many who do know about it but want absolutely nothing to do with it because they know the implications of submitting to this darkness.  I know what I know because of my ties to Nigeria, my husband is a Nigerian and some of his family members initiated into the highest level of orisha worship and now their children (who are now adults) are living unproductive, unsuccessful lives because of the sins of their fathers and their refusal to submit to the same demons. My husband and I have MANY friends who are the products of their father’s bad decisions to worship demons and NONE OF THEM are living fruitful lives. I lived briefly in Nigeria and learned a lot during my stay there and my husband is the best teacher one could ask for. I am by nature very inquisitive and I asked a lot of questions.  Before you consider joining Satan, consider that all God requires from us is holiness THAT’S ALL!  You don’t have to kill animals or people for God, if you live for Him and submit to Him and let go of worldly stuff, you can and will live in peace and live life everlasting with Him. Just let go of all the cares of this temporary world and live to please Him, after all we were created by Him for Him.  Submitting to God has nothing to do with joining a church or choosing a religion, those are man-made things, and God has NOTHING to do with ANY religion!  I’ve heard a lot of people say that they began orisha worship because the church disappointed them, people will ALWAYS disappoint you but God won’t, and ANY real spiritual person will know and tell you that God (Elohim, Elshadi, Adoni) is the most High God and there is NONE greater than Him. ALL PRINCIPALITIES must bow before Him.  I pray that this writing is an eye opener to anyone considering partaking in this madness. Please, don’t do it– Blessings.

oshun idols

  • I have posted photos of what these idols look like- these are the oracles that the people in Yurobaland go to worship (those who engage in Santaria demon worship), all of the beautiful pictures of bare-breasted mermaids that are floating all over the internet are LIES! Absolute fabrications. You should ask yourself this question (especially the idiots that went there to be initiated), if these gods are so wonderful, why are so many Nigerians living in extreme poverty, especially the ones who only sacrifice a chicken here and a goat there.
  • Wow! no wonder so many children and young women come up missing in this country, could they be a part of ritual sacrifices? Well, I have a few questions, #1. Since there is a significant number of Santaria worshipers here in the United States, WHY COULDN’T YOUR gods STOP THESE HURRICANES? (or perhaps they are the cause of them)  #2 Church,How could you allow this filthy worship of demons to come in and desecrate the United States, a country that claims to worship God? I’ve never seen or heard of ONE demonstration by the “church” the “body of christ” to keep this and all other anti-God religions out of this country but when there is racial tension the “church” is the first on the scene with elaborate speeches and demonstrations!  Now “freedom of religion” is putting innocent children and women on the slabs of oracles to be used as sacrifices! Church, you have failed again! 

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