Hundreds of albino children are being abducted and killed in satanic witchcraft rituals all across Madagascar.
Children and adults who have rare skin diseases have been living in fear for years.
Recently protests abrupted in a Madagascar village after four people who were suspected of abducting and killing an albino were placed in jail.
Protestors believe the police who have jailed the alleged albino killers will free them due in times past the police have been crooked and have let killers go free in exchange for a bribe.
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The reason many criminals are abducting the albino children is due to the fact many witch doctors and other satanic religious leaders believe that using an albino person’s body part will bring prosperity to a region or person.
— Nation Africa (@NationAfrica) August 30, 2022
— The Straits Times (@straits_times) February 18, 2015
Yahoo News had tehse details to share about the killings:
Some five hundred villagers gathered in front of a police station in Madagascar’s southeastern district of Ikongo, armed with sticks and machetes.
It was Aug. 29, and they had just learned that four people suspected of kidnapping an albino child and killing the child’s mother were to be transferred from the local police station—where they’d been held since the incident occurred a week earlier—to the Tsiafahy maximum security prison in the capital.
“We believed that if these people were taken to Tsiafahy or even left in the [Ikongo] police station, they’ll eventually be released and not made to face justice because the police and some of those working in the prison are corrupt,” said one protester, Nomena, who The Daily Beast is choosing to identify by his first name to protect him from possible retribution. “We wanted the police to hand these people [the suspects] to the villagers… or to the military, who we know can handle the matter without being biased.”
“Criminals cannot continue to kill albino children in Ikongo while adults like us just keep quiet and not do anything about it,” Rajo, a 31-year-old auto mechanic who took part in the protest, told The Daily Beast. “We don’t trust the police to do what is right because some officers have been bribed by these criminals.”
Reports of abductions, attacks and killings of children with albinism are far too common throughout Madagascar. In the past two years, more than a dozen attacks and killings of albino children have been recorded across the impoverished country in incidents the United Nations said probably occur more often than is being officially reported. According to the UN, the attacks are expected to increase as dangerously false beliefs that the body parts of albino people can be used in rituals to bring wealth and protection continue to grow.
— allAfrica.com (@allafrica) August 31, 2022
Nation Africa had more on the story:
Eighteen people died Monday after police in Madagascar opened fire on what they called a lynch mob angered at the kidnapping of an albino child, a senior doctor told AFP.
Dozens were wounded, some of them seriously.
“At the moment, 18 people have died in all, nine on the spot and nine in hospital,” said doctor Tango Oscar Toky, chief physician at a hospital in southeastern Madagascar.
“Of the 34 injured, nine are between life and death,” said the doctor giving graphic details of the injuries. “We are waiting for a government helicopter to evacuate them to the capital”.
Around 500 protesters armed with blades and machetes “tried to force their way” into the station, a police officer involved in the shooting said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
This has been going on for decades.
Thirteen years ago Al Jeezera covered albino killings too: