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Soka Forest, Ibadan Ritualists Den: “Kidnap Victims In Nigeria Are Often Used For Money Ritual” – Police

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March 24, 2014 – Soka Forest, Ibadan Ritualists Den: “Kidnap Victims In Nigeria Are Often Used For Money Ritual” – Police

Nigerian police said they have opened a murder probe after the discovery of rotting bodies and skeletons in an abandoned building in Ibadan, Nigeria’s second largest city.

The Nigerian media have branded the building “House of Horror”.

Oyo state police spokesperson Olabisi Ilobanafor told AFP that a murder investigation has begun, following the arrest of some suspects at the scene. Olabisi said six suspects, including five security guards allegedly armed with guns, bows and arrows, found at the scene, were arrested.

Police also rescued several severely malnourished people founded wandering in the bush and others shackled in leg-chains inside.

“When we got to the abandoned building in the Soka community of Ibadan yesterday (Saturday), we saw decomposed corpses, skeletons and skulls in the building and surrounding bushes,” Olabisi Ilobanafor said.

“Some seven malnourished human beings looking like living skeletons were also rescued in the bushes surrounding the building. One of them died on the spot while we were there,” she said.

“It is not a common occurrence in Ibadan or in the state. The police will investigate this crime in all its ramifications,” she said.

Some victims of kidnapping in Nigeria are often tortured or sacrificed in black magic rituals.

The Ibadan-based Sunday Tribune, Nigeria’s oldest private newspaper, showed gruesome pictures of rotting bodies, human skulls and other body parts littering the scene, as well as ID papers and ATM cards, shoes, bags and clothes.

It also published a photograph of a haggard woman who was allegedly kidnapped in the southern Edo state in 2008 and rescued at what it called the “House of Horror”.

The newspaper said at least one skeletal-looking man was found in the throes of death, groaning in pain as flies hovered around his face.

Media reports said 15 or more people had been found in leg-chains inside the building but police put the figure at seven.

Some mobile phone numbers were also written on the inside wall of the building, the Tribune said in its report headlined “Kidnappers’ den uncovered in Ibadan”.

Some other local newspapers carried similar reports about the discovery.

Ilobanafor said some commercial motorcycle riders had stumbled upon the bodies after complaining to police that some of their members had gone missing in suspicious circumstances.

Yesterday, cutlass wielding youths, in dozens, stormed the building threatening to pull it down, according to Nigerian Tribune.

[Sunday Tribune]



  1. Tunde Adegbola

    March 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    This is the highest evil in human history
    imagine human killing their fellows for money
    Government should provide public transit system to curb these killings

  2. Cleopatra

    March 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Father have Mercy on ur People n save our land!

  3. Cleopatra

    March 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM


  4. Amaka

    March 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Hmmmmmm! Wonders shall never end in this country Nigeria, may d souls of d dead ones rest in peace. Govt should try and do more investigation.

  5. henry

    March 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    God wil forever 4bid evil! Ritual killing has become a lucrative business among the ppl of south-west Nigerian.

  6. Lawal

    March 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    God,,,have mercy for me and my family,,,because god must angry,,,TI ELESE BANJEYA OLODODO MA PIN NIBEH

  7. selfmad

    March 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    hmmmmmmm money matter God go help us oooo

  8. T

    March 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM

    Human being are wickedddddddddddd

  9. uchenna O

    March 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    The end is near, all this evil is to show us that there is no more time, you can read Matthew 24:7-12 to know more, may the good Lord save us from the hands of the evil men.

    • FREDDY

      October 30, 2018 at 6:54 PM



    March 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Pls ,we are interest in the this story ,please we want know the end of it ,ibadan police we want you to do ur job

  11. Lucy

    March 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    So horiffic…may god protect us all from this henious evildoers

  12. Lucy

    March 25, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    So horrible…may god protect us all *amen*

  13. chichi

    March 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    oh! people don’t have the fear of God again all in the quest of money.


    March 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM


  15. peace

    March 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    people doing this are devilish

  16. adewale

    March 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    God will tek dem all

  17. aforebby sam

    March 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    this is barbaric like gej wil say..i was an eyewitness on sunday,oh Lord have mercy on our land,in Jesus Name

  18. bridtolp

    March 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    i wish we c d end of niger leaders no go allow cos dey r all evil

  19. Ajewole Ajewale

    March 26, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    The evil that men do, lives with them. Other people behind this type of inhumane act shd better have a rethink. Money and power will nt guarantee our life beyound. This is awful, its babaric, insane, unhearable. GOD!!!!! Huh!. In a country that is blessed with human resources, oil and various oppurtunities. I pray the soul of the departed will receive the mercy of the most high, while I still pray that those behind this odoriferous act will perish in hell save they repent(AMEN)

  20. asikpo ben

    March 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Ths is evil done by man to a fello human.our big me
    n are gettiing richer evryday by
    another man blood ok.police n other bodies in charge of crime should have smtin to tel nigerians not a coverup wen it fell on d so cal: richmen god has d answer.


    March 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM


  22. chuks bose

    March 28, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    the ******s and *****s are the highest riturlist ,in nigeria.inshort it started from ijabu ode and spread all over nigeria.

  23. josh

    March 29, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    stupid nigerians. keep on disgracing yourselves. any were nigerians are, bad news must be there. greedy governments. that is why Americans dont want you guys in their countary any more. leave God out of this. you people should have mercy on yourself.

  24. saymea

    March 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Why are we deciving ourselves in this country as if we don’t know these killers are the politician agent, what happened to people like clifford oji and the ritualist from Anambra (okija shrine). All we need is revolution in this country

  25. funkkybeby

    April 7, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    u dis politician stop all dose nonsence u ar doin ,eyee fi omolomo se owo mo,ejawo ninu ise ibii also if u refeuse to stop God we punish u eko ni ri bati se ooooooo

    • haustine

      May 7, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Why re u sure its d wrk of a politician funkky?msg me on mai email or add me on fb wit the email,let’s talk

  26. Adeleke Samson

    April 15, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Nigeria cannot be better only if they stop killing d innocent ones. May God be with there families

  27. fortune

    April 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Dis is not strange atall, it happens everyday, just dat God has exposed dis very one. Pls and pls my pple Nigerian, let us nt pretend nt to knw dose involed in dis act of Cowardice. Pls why is it always months before election???

  28. maravilla

    May 4, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    dnt knw wy some people re so cruel, soul means nothing to them.. may God grant the victims (the dead) eternal rest and I wish the victims (alive but unhealthy ) quick recovery! #may God Ve mercy on this nation :’

  29. haustine

    May 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    So painful,lord av mercy on our soul Oº°°°°°°

  30. ale oluwatosin

    May 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM


  31. Kingsley

    August 16, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    It is bad noting else to say when u are not killing animals

  32. ayomide

    August 21, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    may God forgive dis pple
    like d bible says:father forgive them,for they dont know what they are doing.

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