NIGERIAN 'MAFIA' DISCOVERED IN ITALY

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

You know it's bad when the Italian authorities are going after Nigerian cults instead of focusing on traditional Italian mafia organizations.

Nigerian Universities are plagued by various male and female cults. These organizations are primarily characterized by their violence. Their activities have clearly expanded beyond the shores of Nigeria as Italian authorities arrested 5 Nigerian men in various Italian cities for their participation in the Eiye Confraternity.

The Eiye cult members will be charged with running drug, extortion and prostitution rings and running a credit card scam.

According to Italian authorities,

“The operation started after the Nigerian government warned us that several gang members had left Africa and spread into Europe. Other members of this gang are active in the UK, in particular, where they can get fake passports,”

"The ... members would mix the blood with water and everyone in the gang would drink it,”

"We found several machetes and axes, some of which had been used to hack off people’s arms..."

MY THOUGHTS

When will the madness stop? I know that Nigerian authorities in various states have put in place laws to catch and severely punish cult members but I do not believe that those laws are properly enforced. I also believe that cults are used as the violent arm of many politicians especially during election time. Therefore, we have a situation where instead of cults diminishing in power and popularity, their strength and 'value' is increasing in a society where many things are on its head. I am happy that the Nigerian government assisted the Italians in shutting down this operation, God knows I am tired of hearing about illegal activities tied to some Nigerians. However, I implore that same government to put more effort into destroying the hold that violent cults have on existence in most institutions of higher learning.


Feel free to read this very interesting article which includes an interview of 2 UNIBEN cult members from 2006.
Also, read the current reactions to this story from Western individuals here.

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Afolabi said...

wow..so cult groups are now widespread, even as far as Italy...

Onome said...

all dis just means dat Jesus is indeed coming back......may God continue to keep us

Nyemoni said...

OMG! Are these Eiye peeps stillat it? And they have a brach in Italy? LOL..I can't help laffin at this post...Life's so funny cos this cultism thing is like a cycle..When will people ever learn? And as for the Italians....they run the Mafia show now? LOL!

akin said...

I reckon these cults want to branch out and make an impact like the mafia, Yakuza, Triads and such. I used to leave not far from Ife Uni, and I can tell you stories about what the cult guys (& gals) would get up to. Worrying stuff!
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Confessions of a moody crab said...

Oh dear...not another bad news. When are we going to respect ourselves? Cult in Italy...is Nigeria not enough for them?

Forgiving - Truth Betold said...

this is sad. Its true though, its all because in Nigeria, there is no such thing as "law"

Waffarian said...

You mean we still have cults? at this day and age? heheheheh and for Italy again? Chineke! It is not funny, but on some level, I can't help wondering how they can continue their primitive activities in such a place? so, did they have to change some of the rules to support their new lifestyle? did they translate them to Italian? did they go to a nearby forest for songs and rituals? did they rent a hall from the local community? na wah oh! I am sorry, but just thinking about them singing in Italian is killing me! heheheheheh

zerkhezi said...

i'm not surprised they are in italy, london is rampant with them. Apart from enforcingthe law, the government should find ways to instil national and self pride in nigerians. There is no country in the world where we don't have a bad reputation, all this rubbish needs to stop

Beauty said...

Nigerian cults/Mafia/cheap crooks have been in Italy since the 80s. Bad, corrupt, and inefficient law enfocement in Italy knewn about them.

Anonymous said...

mumu people

Anonymous said...

them try wel wel any one wey italian govt catch make them deport them come house na life tire them no wrk 4 italy

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monster King said...

oh my God so dem don reach italo na wao well let the white force teach them some things cos this cult stuf is over for yrs cos we are going further not back.thank God they where cought,dem think say na nigga we dey dem de craxy.

Anonymous said...

May we continue to dey ginger in this time of ours ....

Anonymous said...

when will all this cult activities stop..killing innocent people.when we they know that is not by killing..

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