All over Madagascar, hundreds of albino children are being kidnapped and murdered in demonic witchcraft rituals.
Rare skin illnesses have caused both children and adults to live in fear for many years.
Recently, protests in a community in Madagascar erupted after four individuals were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering an albino.
Because in the past the police have been dishonest and have allowed killers go free in exchange for a bribe, protesters worry that the police who have jailed the accused albino killers would release them.
Due to the widespread belief among witch doctors and other satanic religious figures that using an albino person’s body part will bring wealth to a place or person, many criminals are kidnapping albino children.
18 die as Madagascar police shoot at albino kidnap protesters: medichttps://t.co/Uo7JxTS5CY pic.twitter.com/jB7UuSBqy5
— Nation Africa (@NationAfrica) August 30, 2022
Abducted albino baby boy found dead with limbs severed in Tanzania: Police http://t.co/2YMwXThfog pic.twitter.com/SmbIVCUVXA
— 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.
Police in Madagascar Say Officers Killed 19 Protesters Following Kidnap of Albino Child @DeutscheWelle: https://t.co/aOiUtiEkQ0 #Madagascar pic.twitter.com/Z4r8dizu3X
— 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: