Sunday, July 5, 2009

Child snatching for rituals on the rise in Nigeria

Child abduction for ritual killings is on the rise in the Nigerian city of Kano, say officials and advocacy groups who blame the trend on greed for political power and quick wealth in this northern commercial center.

Body parts from toddlers and pre-schoolers are prized ingredients for lucky charms thought to make people rich or rise up on the political ladder.

Child snatching for rituals on the rise in Nigeria

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