Atrocities Revealed in Some Nigerian Communities as Authorities Discover Killing of Twins & Albino Babies

No less than 103 infants, including sets of twins have been rescued by missionaries running ‘The Vine Heritage Home’ in Kuje, Abuja.

These infants were rescued from over 50 communities in Abuja. The operators heading this home, Olusola and  Chinwe Stevens said 55 communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), engaged in killing of twins and albino infants because they the believe they are evil.

According to the couple, the communities also killed infants who lost their mother during childbirth, noting that such children were believed to be responsible for their mothers’ deaths.

Punch, reveals that the missionaries spoke to Northern City News when members of a non-governmental organisation, Latinwo Projects, headed by Cathy Amato, visited the home in company of Regina Hess, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria.

Olusola, said he established the home in 2004, when he discovered that communities were killing innocent infants. This prompted him to set up a home to help curb this unjust act. He stated that the oldest child among the rescued infants was Ruth, who is now a 20 year old  secondary school student.

He further explained that through their missionary work,  four communities namely; Kutura, Dogoruwa, Gbangede and Nasarawa, have put an end to this act. He attributed the high maternal mortality, in the area to the lack of access to hospitals, causing women to give birth at home which can lead to serious complications resulting in death.

The missionary, said twins and other infants marked for death, were often poisoned with local herbs or abandoned to die of starvation.

The media aide to the FCT Minister, Abubakar Sani, said the administration was aware of the practice, adding that sensitisation was being carried out in the communities.

“The administration is not happy about such cultural practices and we have been carrying out sensitisation programmes to educate and enlighten the people in the communities. We are also building clinics to make health care accessible to the people in order to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality.”

Photo Credit: Punch

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