British girls as young as 10 face harm from breast ironing with stones heated on hot coals in ritual imported from west Africa

March 29, 2016 Comments Off on British girls as young as 10 face harm from breast ironing with stones heated on hot coals in ritual imported from west Africa

British girls as young as 10 face harm from breast ironing with stones heated on hot coals in ritual imported from west Africa

The process uses stones, a hammer or a spatula heated over hot coals to mutilate the breast tissue and make the adolescent look less ‘womanly’
Belief is it discourages unwanted male attention and premarital pregnancy
Breast ironing originated in Cameroon, where one in four are affected
Tory MP Jake Berry said he was shocked to learn girls in west African communities in Birmingham and London were victims as well

By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline

26 March 2016
Around 1,000 British girls face harm from the ‘abhorrent’ practice of breast ironing, ministers have warned.

In the brutal procedure, hot objects [stones, a hammer or a spatula] are used to pound and beat girls’ breasts to stop them growing in the belief it makes them less desirable and discourages premarital pregnancy.

Breast ironing originated in Cameroon, where it affects as many as one in four.

It also takes place in Nigeria, Benin and Chad. This week Jake Berry, the Conservative MP for Rossendale & Darwen, said he was shocked to learn girls in west African communities in Birmingham and London were victims too.

It is very difficult to spot as most of the perpetrators were the victims’ own mothers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3510492/British-girls-young-10-face-harm-breast-ironing-stones-heated-hot-coals-ritual-imported-west-Africa.html

Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues missed, Nigeria: How Two Teenage Students Escaped Ritual Murder in Gboko

May 15, 2014 Comments Off on Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues missed, Nigeria: How Two Teenage Students Escaped Ritual Murder in Gboko

Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues missed
Michael Weissenstein and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
FBI regards William Vahey as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory.

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off Americans and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and last to leave. He led student trips to exotic places and gave out cookies and milk at bedtime.

That was the public persona of William Vahey until a maid stole a memory drive from him in November. On it was evidence that Vahey had molested scores of adolescent boys, possibly more.

The discovery of a man the FBI regards as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory has set off a crisis in the community of international schools, where parents are being told their children may have been victims, and administrators are scurrying to close loopholes exposed by Vahey’s abuses.

Apparently, not even Vahey’s victims knew they had been molested. The double-cream Oreos that he handed out were laced with sleeping pills — enough to leave the boys unconscious as he touched them and posed them for nude photographs….

There were decades of missed opportunities to expose Vahey. An early California sex-abuse conviction didn’t prevent him taking a series of jobs exposing him to children. Colleagues and supervisors failed to question why he was so often with boys overnight. And at least twice, boys fell mysteriously ill while under his care, and there was no investigation of Vahey’s role.

In 1969, Vahey was arrested on child sexual abuse charges after police said he pinched the penises of eight boys, ages 7 to 9, at an Orange County, California, high school where he taught swimming. Vahey, then 20, told authorities he had started touching boys without their consent at age 14.

He pleaded guilty to a single charge of lewd and lascivious behavior. He received a 90-day jail sentence and five years’ probation. After two, he was allowed to leave the country unsupervised in January 1972.

Vahey was required to register as a sex offender and update his address whenever he moved, but he never updated his information after the first time he registered and authorities didn’t pursue the matter. When the state registry was put online in 2004, his name wasn’t included because authorities discovered he was no longer living in California….

In early March, the maid handed the USB drive to school director Gloria Doll. On it, she found photos of unconscious boys, many blonde or red-headed and between the ages of 12 and 14, often being touched by Vahey.

Doll confronted Vahey, who told her, according to an FBI affidavit, that he had given the boys sleeping pills, adding: “I was molested as a boy, that is why I do this. I have been doing this my whole life.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/13/pedophile-teacher-vahey/9026405/

Nigeria: How Two Teenage Students Escaped Ritual Murder in Gboko
By Peter Duru, 14 May 2014
Makurdi — A 13-year-old Junior Secondary II student of Government Secondary School Gboko, Dooyum Moar, and another female student of Gkoko High School, narrowly escaped being beheaded by a ritualist after being kidnapped by a commercial vehicle operator in Makurdi….

“My son said they were taken to a forest in Gboko where the kids were tied to the ground and presented before an aged woman in a shrine who wanted to behead them for rituals, but later changed her mind.

“At this time, my son said they were crying and begging for mercy, then the woman handed a machete to one of the kidnappers, instructing that they should be killed on their way back.

“However, by divine intervention, the kidnappers did not kill them as instructed, but dumped them at Apir on the outskirts of Makurdi, where a good Samaritan picked them up.”….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201405140066.html

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts, Heartbroken father claims his married daughter, 32, was ‘driven to suicide’ by a ‘death dance cult leader’ who made her his ‘sex slave’

May 6, 2014 Comments Off on Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts, Heartbroken father claims his married daughter, 32, was ‘driven to suicide’ by a ‘death dance cult leader’ who made her his ‘sex slave’

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts
By Azadeh Ansari and Tia Brueggeman, CNN May 4, 2014

Washington (CNN) — International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram….

In Nigeria, angry citizens contend authorities are not doing enough. They took to social media using hashtags #BringBackOurGirls and #BringBackOurDaughters to demand more from the government, a move that appears to have ignited a global call for action.

Despite the recent public outcries, the Nigeria’s Defense Ministry said it is committed to the search.

Even so, protesters have said not enough is being done….

“Can you imagine if 234 girls were abducted from their school in Paris or in Chicago? This would be a nightmare, this would be an uproar,” Nicole Lee, president of TransAfrica, an African-American foreign policy organization, said at the Washington demonstration.

“… People would care, people would take action and we would want the same for the girls in Nigeria.”….
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/03/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/

Heartbroken father claims his married daughter, 32, was ‘driven to suicide’ by a ‘death dance cult leader’ who made her his ‘sex slave and plied her with mind-bending drugs’

Sharon Stern, 32, from Hollywood, Florida, committed suicide after being driven insane by her ‘butoh’ master, Katsura Kan, her family claims
Butoh is a form of Japanese dance that explores themes of pedophilia, homosexuality and death
Stern fell in thrall of Kan after she moved with her software engineer husband to Boulder, Colorado
She began to travel the world with him to put on dances and then he also allegedly began to ask her for money – totaling $30,000
In 2011 her distraught family found her in a psych ward in Denmark – her father claims Kan had given her mind-altering drugs
She divorced her husband to prove her love for Kan, and after one last disturbing email, committed suicide in 2012
Family is suing Kan for wrongful death claiming he ‘stripped her of her free will’ and ‘used her as a sex slave’. She called him ‘god’

By Donna Andersen 5 May 2014

….’Katsura Kan brainwashed her against her family and her life,’ her heartbroken father told MailOnline, echoing the claims he made in the lawsuit.

He alleged: ‘He made her forget everything that was happy about life, and told her she needed to experience pain and suffering, until he had full control over her. She called him god.’

The lawsuit, which Kan has not responded to, alleges that Kan ‘systematically stripped away Stern’s human dignity, free will and self-respect by subjugating Stern to Kan’s total control.’

It reads: ‘Kan seduced Stern to engage in a sexual relationship with him, abused, publicly humiliated, criticized, insulted and derogated Stern, induced Stern to ingest narcotic drugs.’

Kan has not responded to a request for comment by MailOnline.

Before meeting Katsura Kan, Sharon Stern never had a mental health issue in her life.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2618266/EXCLUSIVE-Heartbroken-father-claims-married-daughter-32-driven-suicide-death-dance-cult-leader-sex-slave-plied-mind-bending-drugs.html

Mexico: Knights Templar Drug Cartel Initiation Rite, Nigerian police discover ritual killings

March 24, 2014 Comments Off on Mexico: Knights Templar Drug Cartel Initiation Rite, Nigerian police discover ritual killings

has graphic descriptions of violence

– Mexico: Knights Templar Drug Cartel Made Recruits Eat Children’s Hearts in Initiation Rite
– Rotting Corpses and Chained Kidnap Victims Found in Nigeria’s ‘House of Horrors’
– Nigerian police discover ritual killings

Mexico: Knights Templar Drug Cartel Made Recruits Eat Children’s Hearts in Initiation Rite     By Umberto Bacchi March 21, 2014

New members of an infamous Mexican drug cartel were forced to eat children’s hearts as part of a gruesome initiation rite, informers told authorities in the western state of Michoacan.

Officials investigating an organ trafficking ring allegedly run by the Knights Templar cartel said there is evidence the late gang boss Nazario Moreno demanded that recruits proved their loyalty through an act of cannibalism.

“At [an] initiation ceremony they used the organs, in this case the heart, and forced people going through this initiatory process to eat it,” Alfredo Castillo, the federal government’s envoy to Michoacan, told a local radio….

Moreno, who founded La Familia cartel before starting up the Knights Templar, was first declared dead by the Mexican government in December 2010 after a shootout with federal police, even though no corpse was found.

Earlier this month, police arrested Manuel Plancarte Gaspar, another member of the Knights Templar, on organ trafficking charges….
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mexico-knights-templar-drug-cartel-made-recruits-eat-children-organ-trafficking-initiation-rite-1441266

Rotting Corpses and Chained Kidnap Victims Found in Nigeria’s ‘House of Horrors’     By Tom Porter March 23, 2014

Nigerian police have found rotting bodies, skeletons and people bound in chains in a house in Ibadan that has been dubbed the House of Horrors.

They said that emaciated people had also been found wandering in the grounds of the property, reports AFP….

In Nigeria, kidnapping victims are often killed in black magic ritual sacrifices or for their organs or body parts, which are sold on in the southern region of the country.

Corpses are often found abandoned on roadsides near the country’s cities with parts of their bodies missing, including their eyes and genitals.

Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper last year reported that three dealers in body parts and kidnapped people had revealed a “price list”, where a live person could be bought for about £150, a human head for £30 and genitalia for £36.

The Nigerian Tribune newspaper reported that about 15 people were found chained up in the property in Ibadan, and six guns and several cutlasses recovered from a neighbouring house….
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/rotting-corpses-chained-kidnap-victims-found-nigerias-house-horrors-1441494

Nigerian police discover ritual killings
Nigerian police have discovered a site where ritual killings were performed and the body parts sold for use in medical potions
23 Mar 2014  Source AAP

Nigerian police rescued 16 people from an underground dungeon believed to be a ritual killing site, the local newspaper Leadership has reported.

The officers also discovered several decomposing bodies and body parts, hundreds of human skulls, old clothes, photographs and voter cards in the chamber located in a forest near Soka in the western state of Oyo….

Every year, hundreds of Nigerians lose their lives to ritual killings. Their body parts are sold for large sums of money to people who believe they will become more powerful through magical potions containing human flesh and blood.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/23/nigerian-police-discover-ritual-killings

Nigeria: Lagos Rescues 25 Children From Suspected Trafficker

August 26, 2013 Comments Off on Nigeria: Lagos Rescues 25 Children From Suspected Trafficker

Nigeria: Lagos Rescues 25 Children From Suspected Trafficker
By Femi Akinola, 23 August 2013

Lagos — A suspected human trafficker…has been arrested by officials of the Lagos State government, following a tip-off that she uses her orphanage to engage in the act.

Our correspondent reports that the alleged trafficker has been detained at Alausa Police Station, while 25 children …are now in custody of the state government.

….it was discovered upon investigation that…also defrauds innocent members of the public while pretending to assist them in child adoption.

….”Investigation also shows that there are no records of how the children got to her; no police or security report,” she said.

….She denied the allegations levelled against her….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201308230940.html

Nigeria: Nasarawa Poly Suspends 12 Over Cult Killing, Track your slavery footprint

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Nigeria: Nasarawa Poly Suspends 12 Over Cult Killing, Track your slavery footprint

Nigeria: Nasarawa Poly Suspends 12 Over Cult Killing
By Hir Joseph, 18 August 2013

Lafia — Barely a week after students suspected to be members of a cult at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic (Naspoly), in Lafia, shot and killed a fresh student, sparking up a reprisal violence, the school management has announced the suspension of 12 students suspected in the cult activities.

A statement by the Acting Rector of the polytechnic, Engr. Emmanuel Jatau, said at the weekend that the affected students have been suspended indefinitely, after an investigation proved that they defied the rules and regulations of the school in respect of cultism.

The statement said the affected students have been warned to steer clear of the institution pending police investigation on the matter.

The rector, who lamented the incidence of cultism and other ant-social vices by students in the institution, said that the decision was taken as part of measures towards eradicating cultism in the school….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201308191513.html

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Nigerian ‘baby factory’ raided, 32 teenage girls freed

June 2, 2011 Comments Off on Nigerian ‘baby factory’ raided, 32 teenage girls freed

Jun 1, 2011 LAGOS (AFP) – Nigerian police have raided a home allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies that were then offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, authorities said on Wednesday.

“We stormed the premises of the Cross Foundation in Aba three days ago following a report that pregnant girls aged between 15 and 17 are being made to make babies for the proprietor,” said Bala Hassan, police commissioner for Abia state in the country’s southeast.

“We rescued 32 pregnant girls and arrested the proprietor who is undergoing interrogation over allegations that he normally sells the babies to people who may use them for rituals or other purposes.”….

Hassan said the owner of the “illegal baby factory” is likely to face child abuse and human trafficking charges. Buying or selling of babies is illegal in Nigeria and can carry a 14-year jail term….

In 2008, police raids revealed an alleged network of such clinics, dubbed baby “farms” or “factories” in the local press.

Cases of child abuse and people trafficking are common in West Africa. Some children are bought from their families to for use as labour in plantations, mines, factories or as domestic help.

Others are sold into prostitution while a few are either killed or tortured in black magic rituals. NAPTIP says it has also seen a trend of illegal adoption.

“There is a problem of illict adoption and people not knowing the right way to adopt children,” said Okoronkwo.

Human trafficking is ranked the third most common crime after economic fraud and drug trafficking in the country, according to UNESCO.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110601/wl_africa_afp/nigeriacrimechildtrafficking_20110601143218

Nigeria – ritual crimes

January 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

describes graphic crimes

Ritual killing: A menace overlooked 1/15/10 As with countless incidents of ritual murder, predating the infamous Otokoto saga of 1996 and many others, the case of five people in Ibusa village, Oshimili Local Government Area of Delta State, recently killed on their farms is unlikely to elicit appropriate reaction from government and its law enforcement agencies….The Nigeria Police, State Security Service and other security agencies cannot claim to be unaware of the daily abduction and slaughter of innocent citizens for money-making rituals, appeasement of deities, and other purposes, ranging from electoral success and personal protection to magical powers. Perpetrators, abductors, witchdoctors and their patrons alike, have been emboldened by the indifference and inaction of the authorities. http://punchng.com/Article2Print.aspx?theartic=Art201001150445492

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