Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
SHOCKER: Abuja communities where they still kill twins, triplets and motherless babies

By News Express on 04/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,211

•Some of the rescued babies in the Vine Heritage Home Foundation, Abuja.
•Some of the rescued babies in the Vine Heritage Home Foundation, Abuja.

It sounds unbelievable but is true. In over 40 communities located in the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the people still kill babies that are perceived to be evil. These include twins that are believed to have bad spirits that will bring misfortune upon their communities.

The killing of such “evil” babies takes many forms, including being suffocated, crushed, poisoned with a deadly mixture of plants and herbs, or left to die, a VOA News report said.

Among those labeled evil and killed are twins, triplets and other multiple-birth babies; albinos; babies born with cleft palate; children with enlarged heads; babies whose upper teeth appear before the lower teeth; and babies whose mother died during or shortly after childbirth.

“They believe that leaving a child who lost his mother, that he is going to spread his evil that he used to kill the mother among the villagers, so they don’t want them to live,” according to Christian missionary Steven Olusola Ajayi, who for more than 20 years has been working with 40-plus communities with traditions of ritual infanticide in the Abuja area.

One of those interviewed by VOA News, Magaji, said: “Our people believe that these children come from the evil one and no one wants it. We have a god we call Otauchi and we offer the children to that god. We suspect those children to be witches or wizards. That’s why we eliminate them.”

Missionary Ajayi, who has since 2004 operated the Vine Heritage Home, Abuja, a shelter for so-called “evil” children, presently has 119 children at the rescue centre.


 

 

Source News Express

Posted 04/10/2017 5:12:44 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Customs alerts the public about fake auction

Intersociety, CLO, 13 other rights groups drag Enugu...

Kogi House of Assembly gets new Speaker

ASP lashes Airtel, STBMcCann for violating court ruling...

Nigerian elected Vice-President of world Catholic body

Abia politicians sign peace accord in bid to...

Unemployment has made Nigerian youths vulnerable to crime:...

Amaechi’s 8 years as governor a waste? An...

Abia Govt. explains clampdown on Aba illegal street...

Polytechnic pensioners give FG 21-day ultimatum to pay...

BREAKING NEWS: Explosions, heavy gunfire as Boko Haram...

Strike: Bayelsa Radio workers clash with Information Commissioner...

 

Latest News 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss Renewed attack in Nasarawa leaves 7 dead

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,074 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,054 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,649 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,117 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,631 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,328 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,540 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,171 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,252 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,108 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,822 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,643 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,108) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement