Nigerian mafia, the national head of the Black Ax commanded from L’Aquila

I was a little dumber after reading the BBC article but this one is quite good.

Edit: Having got hold of the names I can say the article is quite inaccurate when it suggests these guys formed a “low key” off the grid type of criminal existence. They are full blown overt NBM members flaunting their stuff for everyone to see.

Source: (and translated from Italian by Google)

L’AQUILA – Head of the Italian Black Ax, the Nigerian mafia with activities in 80 countries around the world, beheaded. The head of the Italian cult worked in L’Aquila.

Seki or “Titus”, the head of the Italian cult of the Black Ax , one of the most dangerous Nigerian mafias operating in over 80 countries in the world, had landed in Pozzallo in 2014 from a boat from Libya . He was then assigned to a reception center in L’Aquila , where he remained for about two years, before leaving for Reggio Emilia. But “Titus” had then decided to return to L’Aquila , for two reasons: the central position and close to Rome, which allowed him to better manage contacts with the leaders of the cult and the tranquility of the Abruzzo capital, where it was possible to pursue one of the basic rules: low profile. A low profile that however did not escape the operators of the Flying Squad of the Police Headquarters of L’Aquila , directed by Dr. Marco Mastrangelo , who tonight, with the help of the SCO (the Central Operational Service of the State Police) and the Mobile Squads of Rome, Rieti, Bari, Caserta, Naples, Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, Catania, Genoa, Messina, Potenza and Terni, have finalized the “Hello Bros” operation , carrying out 30 precautionary measures in prison issued by the Gip Guendalina Buccella upon request of the Attorney Michele Renzo and the Deputy Attorney Stefano Gallo , and subjecting 25 other suspects to search. Heavy protests: criminal association of mafia type, ex 416 bis , for the Black Ax, the most dangerous Nigerian mafia active in the world.

To illustrate the details of the operation, the Quaestor of L’Aquila, Gennaro Capoluogo , the Director of the Anti-crime Center, Francesco Messina , the Public Prosecutor of L’Aquila, Michele Renzo , the Deputy Prosecutor Stefano Gallo and the SCO Director, Fausto Lamparelli .

“The investigations – underlined the Attorney Renzo – were finalized thanks to the wealth of knowledge and ability to pay attention to what is happening in Italy. We often wonder about the presence of foreigners and integration, but there is no integration without respect for the rules “.

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Nigerian mafia, the tentacles of the Black Ax from L’Aquila to all of Italy.

In L’Aquila, therefore, the head of the Italian cult worked, a 35-year-old Nigerian who managed the criminal activities of the association, through a summit composed of “Small Boy” operating in Reggio Emilia, “Bross Irene” , who in Naples, “Esosa” from Bari, “Obalige” from Caserta and “Osamuy”from Rome. This is the criminal summit that managed the affairs of Blaxk Ax in Italy, with the head, “Titus” in L’Aquila. While not disdaining the “classic” dealing and prostitution sectors, “Titus” preferred the “low profile” imposed on the cult, which in fact operated mainly in online scams or in the so-called “romantic scams”. The earnings all went to Nigeria, but “collections” were also made to support the families of the arrested affiliates. The investigations started collaterally with the finalization of the “Papavero” drug operation. Among the couriers of that drug dealing system, just “Titus”, remained under observation thus allowing the police to behead the national leaders.

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Blacke Ax, origins and criminal history.

As explained by the Attorney Michele Renzo , the Black Ax was originally born as a university brotherhood operating in Nigeria with very healthy intentions, on the themes of anti-colonialism and anti-racism. Over time, however, the organization has lost its original connotations, resulting in a real criminal association which, according to the latest FBI report , is operational in over 80 countries around the world and is considered the most dangerous. The organization is territorially divided into “cult” which can correspond to the national territory, as in the case of Italy, or wider. At the head of the Italian cult, therefore, the 35-year-old who had chosen L’Aquila as an operations center.

Affiliation: just like the “homegrown” mafias, as explained by Commissioner Benedetta Mariani , head of the Judicial Police Office of the Prosecutor’s Office, and at the time of the facts with the L’Aquila Mobile Squad, the affiliation to the Black Ax takes place through very strict protocols and rituals : in the meantime, you must be introduced by a sort of “godfather” who acts as a “guarantor” of the loyalty of the new affiliate, who was subjected to tests of courage and rituals in the woods, based on drug “bombs” or the so-called Kokoma. “Titus” was a “fundamentalist” of the Black Ax, or – in addition to the low profile – required that the new generation be affiliated only in Nigeria.

mafia that, like the more advanced mafias, has gradually abandoned the “explosive violence” against individuals, as noted by the Attorney Renzo, for “violence on systems”, such as the economic one. In the two years of activity under investigation, in fact, the Black Ax has mobilized about 1 million euros, also using bit coins.

Operation “Hello Bross”, thanks from Mayor Biondi.

“Thanks and commendations” were addressed by the mayor of L’Aquila, Pierluigi Biondi , to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and to the State Police of the police headquarters of the capital for the operation that is leading to dismantle the Black Ax, the Nigerian mafia rooted in Italy with offices in several cities, including L’Aquila.

“To the district anti-mafia and anti-terrorism investigative direction of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the questore, the flying squad and the judicial police, who have brilliantly conducted the investigations for a long period, the women and men of the police engaged in this difficult operation against this trend of organized crime go the most fervent congratulations for the brilliant action they are conducting – added the mayor Biondi – Of course, to learn that for two years the boss of this organization, which had a wide circulation and that the investigators considered extremely dangerous lived in our city gives rise to more than one apprehension. But it is reassuring that the leader of this criminal structure, dedicated to drug trafficking, illegal immigration,

“It is also by virtue of the attention and skills of the police forces, as well as the general correctness of the citizens, that the Abruzzo capital is among the most peaceful and safe cities in the national field in the various surveys on the quality of life” concluded the mayor Biondi.

Italy rounds up 30 suspected mobsters from feared Nigerian Black Axe mafia clan infamous for ritual murders, mutilation and rape in the 1990s


Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian Black Axe mafia syndicate.

Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud.

The gang allegedly used the Bitcoin cryptocurrency to carry out clandestine financial transactions on the dark web.

Black Axe emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s, where they carried out rape, mutilation, and ritual murders.

They went on to build a powerful international network.

“There is evidence that the members had a direct connection with the Nigerian gang, drawing on the same vocabulary, symbols and affiliation rituals,” Italian police said.

Those arrested are accused of using Bitcoins on the dark web to buy the details of cloned credit cards, which were used for online shopping sprees.

The arrests took place in 14 provinces across the country and included the Black Axe’s alleged leader in Italy – a 35-year-old man who lived in L’Aquila, in the central Abruzzo region, Reuters news agency reported.

“This proves the ability of the judiciary and police forces to fight against old and new mafia groups which are trying to extend their criminal reach and expand their business,” Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said in a statement.

Who are the Black Axe?

They are one of the most notorious secret societies to have emerged from Nigeria.

The Black Axe surfaced in the 1970s and were originally known as the Neo Black Movement. Its founders said the group’s aim was to “liberate” the black race.

But at universities, the group no longer seems to be driven by any political ideology. Instead, Black Axe members are accused of numerous killings and sexual attacks.

Other Nigerian secret societies, also referred to as confraternities and campus cults, have names like Vikings, Eiye (a word in the local Yoruba language for bird), and the Buccaneers.

They have a chain of command similar to militia groups, use code words and have insignia bearing the favourite weapon of the cult, along with its colour.

Members are promised protection from rival gangs, but it is mostly about power and popularity.

These secret societies are banned in Nigeria, and hundreds of members have been arrested and prosecuted over the years. Nevertheless, they continue to operate in the country, especially on university campuses, where they still attract new members.

Two dead as rival cult groups clash in Benin


A renewed cult clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye confraternity groups, has reportedly resulted in the death of two persons in Benin City, Edo State.

The recent clash was said to have begun on Saturday following the beheading of one of the victims identified simply as Ogbomo, allegedly by a rival group.

He was reportedly hacked to death at about 4pm, along Esigie Street, by four assailants.

Obviously angered by Ogbomo’s death, the other group was said to have retaliated his killing on Monday afternoon, as they shot dead a commercial bus driver, along 3rd Circular Road, by Esigie Junction.

An eyewitness who simply identified himself as Okharedia, said: “I and other passengers boarded a commercial bus from Ekiosa market to New Benin.

“Half way into the journey, an Audi saloon car drove dangerously from behind-obstructing our bus and forced the driver to stop.

“The next thing was rag-tagged gunmen came out of the Audi car, dragged the bus driver out of the steering and fired him at closed range.

“There was confusion as they [the hoodlums] fired sporadically and also dispossessed all passengers of their belongings.

“I strongly suspect it is cult-killing, because I heard one of them was shot dead on Saturday. I think the government and security agencies should act fast,” he stated.

Fraud gangs using ‘recruits’ to work in banks and call centres to steal data


Fraud networks are recruiting “plants” to work in phone shops, call centres and financial institutions to steal personal data, gardaí believe.

One network is “similar” in its operation to the notorious Black Axe organised crime group in Nigeria, which has been implicated in online scams worldwide.

Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan, who leads the Garda’s National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), said the gangs are placing “recruits” in jobs where they have access to phone numbers and bank accounts.

The data is then used by criminals to scam people out of funds or to make bogus claims. 

“We have seen from our investigations that gangs will try to target people working in industries where they have access to personal data,” he said.

“They will try to target people working maybe in the telephone industry, the call centre industry or the finance industry.

“We strongly believe some of these crime gangs organise for people to get jobs in some of these industries.

“We have no doubt their sole function in going in to get a job in some of these industries is for the purpose of gathering information.”

He added: “Over the last 12 months we have arrested people who have worked in the financial industry.

“We have arrested people in the banking industry who we believe were involved in criminality.”

The practice is happening “right across the commercial world” in any sector which involves people handing over their personal data, said Chief Supt Lordan.

His warning coincides with an alert issued by the Attorney General’s office yesterday that it is being targeted in a telephone scam.

Callers claiming to be from the AG’s office try to trick people into disclosing personal details, such as PPS numbers or bank details.

The Garda investigation into invoice redirect frauds, email frauds and other online scams has escalated in recent months. Two major policing operations, Operation Skein and Operation BoxPlot, have led to arrests across the country.

In the latest spate, two teenagers were arrested in Longford last week as part of a probe into the laundering of over €10m of invoice redirect fraud funds through Irish bank accounts.

In a separate operation, four men were arrested in connection with laundering €300,000. In both cases, those arrested were released without charge.

The Garda clampdown is focusing on “recruiters” or “mule herders” who persuade low-paid workers or students, who are sometimes paid hundreds of euro, to allow stolen money to be laundered through their bank accounts.

The gang leaders communicate with the so-called money mules via WhatsApp or Instagram.

Gardaí warned last month that 700 suspected money mules have been identified by them in the past year and their average age is 19.

Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan, who is heading Operation Skein, said money mules risked criminal records and a potential prison sentence of 14 years.

Invoice fraud is believed to have cost businesses around €10.5m in 2020.

Victims duped into transferring money to criminal bank accounts include large companies, small businesses, house-buyers tricked out of their downpayments and employees swindled out of their wages.

The frauds — which are known as “business email compromise” — are perpetrated by criminals using malware to infiltrate company and private emails, often from overseas.

A total of 287 frauds to the value of €9.1m were reported to the GNECB from January to November in 2020. Around €5.7m was stolen in Dublin, with another €3.4m in 168 frauds reported around the country.

The victims are increasingly individuals and small businesses rather than large companies, according to Chief Supt Lordan.

In the past four months, the bureau investigated one case in which a victim was tricked out of €25,000. He thought he was lodging the funds to his solicitor’s account to purchase a site, but the email outlining his solicitor’s bank details was bogus.

In another case, a couple buying a house lost €600,000 they thought they had transferred to a solicitor. Gardaí are still trying to retrieve their money.

Chief Supt Lordan said some fraud groups operating here have a similar modus operandi to those of the Black Axe crime group. “Their MO is the same. In a lot of areas, the way they operate is the same,” he said.

The Black Axe syndicate has been described by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service as a banned organisation in Nigeria, linked to decades of murders, rape, extortion and drug dealing.

In a case that was prosecuted in the UK in 2019, three siblings who worked directly for the gang’s leader were jailed after they had laundered almost £1m through UK bank accounts.

A World Of Crime


Africa Joins Global Struggle Against Organized Criminal Enterprises

By ADF Last updated Apr 12, 2021


The movie version of organized crime typically depicts heavily armed Latin American drug cartels or Italian Mafia groups that run extortion rackets. 

True organized crime is more sophisticated, diverse and widespread than any popular media or cultural stereotype. Criminals operate in different ways, large and small, with disparate interests in a variety of arenas. 

This is equally true in Africa, and the continent has gotten increased attention from the global community regarding the full range of crimes favored by organized criminal networks. From poaching to human trafficking, drug smuggling to maritime crime, Africa displays an array of organized criminal enterprises.

Africa also offers a lesson in the varying and sophisticated types of organized crime, with four major categories evident on the continent.

The Four Types of Organized Crime

An article by Mark Shaw, director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, published by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), lays out the four major types of organized crime in Africa. There is some overlap among them.

The first type is a mafia-style organization, and it is present where such criminal activity already is well-established and defined by violence. Cape Town, South Africa, is an example. 

“The city’s gangs and criminal networks — including corrupt connections within the police — allow parallels to be drawn to the Italian mafia,” Shaw writes. “Gangs or mafia-style criminals in Cape Town kill, extort, traffic illicit substances and have connections to the state.”

This first type can look somewhat different elsewhere. In Nigeria, for instance, criminal groups have a mafia-like operation with more of a global reach but less control of domestic territory. Nigerian criminals have influence in Italy, especially as it regards human trafficking.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that an estimated 80% of young girls arriving in Italy from Nigeria are potentially trafficked for sexual exploitation, such as prostitution. IOM data from 2011 to 2016 shows an increase of women and unaccompanied girls originating in Nigeria and entering Italy reaching an almost industrial scale.

The trafficking sometimes is the work of criminal gangs often referred to as confraternities, such as the Confraternity of the Supreme Eiye — also known as the Airlords — and the Black Axe, according to a report from InfoMigrants. 

The second classification involves networks that “link outsiders and insiders on the continent” to move illicit materials, according to Shaw’s article. These networks tend to look less like typical organized criminal interests and can include East and West African drug traffickers.

Shaw cites Guinea-Bissau as an example. Long labeled a narcostate by the international community because of the high flow of drugs through the nation and the high-level officials involved in that commerce, the reality may be somewhat different. “On closer examination it resembles more a set of interlocking criminal networks protecting a transit trade,” he writes.

The East African drug trade prioritizes heroin over cocaine, but similar conditions exist. The opiate, typically sourced from Afghanistan, makes its way down the East Coast of Africa in small, motorized dhows, each capable of hiding 100 kilograms to 1,000 kilograms of the drug. This journey constitutes the “southern route” laid out in “The heroin coast: a political economy along the eastern African seaboard,” written by Simone Haysom, Peter Gastrow and Shaw for the European Union’s Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organized crime (ENACT) program.

The dhows are able to avoid satellite and patrol boat detection, and they stop offshore so that small craft can come and offload the drugs and take them back to small islands, beaches and harbors. This process repeats up and down the coast from Somalia to Mozambique, according to the ENACT paper. Then, the drugs make their way inland and on to other markets.

Heroin transiting this route often is bound for Europe and island nations, but the ENACT paper explores the route’s effects on the African transit nations. It is here that the links between insiders and outsiders can be seen. 

Opiates move from Afghanistan to Pakistan, where African drug networks are said to have connections. From there, the drug makes its way into the route and countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Port of Mombasa, East Africa’s largest, is used by several Kenyan drug traffickers, according to the ENACT paper. 

Shaw’s ISS paper lists the third type of major organized crime as being a cross between what he calls “loose political organizations,” such as militias and other armed groups, and traffickers. 

States can be an influence on this category, either directly or indirectly, by helping or hindering groups through political protection. Shaw writes about three examples of where this type of crime thrives: Libya, which has spent years in lawlessness since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi; the Sahel, which has been racked with extremist violence for years; and East Africa, which has seen extremist violence metastasize outward from Somalia.

“The third category is directly linked to weak states and zones of conflict in different parts of Africa,” Shaw writes. “For the most part, it cannot exist without the instability brought about in such conditions. Its practitioners are often weak proto-states with some form of geographic control, but this is limited and continually challenged, particularly when criminal groups offer alternative forms of governance.”

The Sahel and surrounding region are a prime example of this type. Instability that started in 2012 with a Tuareg rebellion in northern Mali has grown to encompass much of the region, and weapons and militants from Libya poured in after Gadhafi’s fall. Porous borders and ungoverned spaces have exacerbated the problem in a region historically connected to a range of trafficking crimes, including drugs, cigarettes and people.

A 2019 paper for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime titled “After the Storm: Organized crime across the Sahel-Sahara following upheaval in Libya and Mali” indicates that crime in this region has changed due to an influx of security responses in recent years. Instability along borders in Mali, Niger and Libya actually has disrupted drug trafficking, the report says, and arms flowing out of a collapsing Libya have slowed over time with supply failing to meet increasing demand.

Human trafficking and smuggling exploded in the past 10 years but have since been reduced or driven underground by partnerships between European and Sahel-Sahara states, the report shows. Meanwhile, trafficking in counterfeit drugs — mainly the narcotic painkiller tramadol — is on the rise, as are mercenaries, protection rackets and other banditry.

“High-level traffickers convert profits into political capital to obtain state protection or gain social legitimacy among local populations, or both,” the report states. It goes on to say that the “lack of economic opportunity, the pervasiveness of corruption, instability and insecurity, weak law-enforcement capacity, and the regional integration of West Africa and the Maghreb into the global economy combine to make the Sahel fertile ground for criminal economies.”

The fourth and final type of organized crime prevalent in Africa is cyber crime, Shaw writes. It is likely to increase as technology and internet access grow on the continent. According to Symantec’s “2019 Internet Security Threat Report,” one out of every 131 emails in South Africa the previous year was malicious, the fourth-highest rate in the world. Over the same span, one out of 1,318 emails in South Africa were part of a phishing scam, the fifth-highest global rate.

Karen Allen, senior research advisor with ISS in Pretoria, South Africa, wrote that African nations must be prepared for cyber-dependent crimes and cyber-enabled crimes. The first uses computer technology to create new crimes. The second uses new technology to commit more traditional crimes such as laundering money.

In January 2018 some within the African Union accused the Chinese government of hacking computers in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, headquarters and downloading confidential information, Financial Times reported. The hacking, which China denied, reportedly occurred nightly between January 2012 to January 2017 from midnight to 2 a.m. China funded the AU headquarters, and one of its state-owned companies built it.

It’s clear that cyber crime will be an African concern for many years to come.

Wildlife Crime

Africa has some of the world’s most regal and iconic wildlife. But although those treasures attract millions of tourists through safaris, they also attract criminals intent on profiting from animal body parts.

Cultism: Police arrest 6 suspects during initiation, recover guns

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2021 Election Results Live

We have a new Mafia leader taking the hotseat as National Head of the NBM.

New National Head: Kakor Ese

More details including some photos, videos and the results themselves will be updated later.

Election News Update:

When is this years convention?

This year’s convention is the NBM’s “42nd National Convention” and is currently been held now. Rescheduled for 8-11 April 2021 after the March 2020 event was cancelled.

Where is this years convention?

This year’s convention is been held at Orchid Hotels Plot 43 DBS Rd, GRA 320213, Asaba, Nigeria.

What happens at the convention?

The conventions are a chance for all the mafia top brass (national leadership and zonal officers) to meet up and discuss mafia business. The nights are generally spent drinking and partying and the days spent snoozing through various badly researched, boring lectures given by various stupid people.

Who will be there?

The convention is been hosted by the National Head of 5 years (2016-2021) Engr. Felix Kupa so we should expect to see his face. Other notable attendees should include celebrity NBM hotelier Bemigho (NH 2012-16). Plus a whole host of various other criminal masterminds from around the world.

Why bother?

Most importantly voting for a new National Head takes place and also, these days, the organisation’s “only official blending”.

Election News Update: Bemigho’s presence confirmed at NBM42.

Former NH Bemigho sat middle front row

Election News Update: Felix Kupa spotted. No reports of murder yet.

Most recent former NBM NH Engr Felix Kupa… pictured center in white.

Election News Update: More reports emerging confirming a victory for Ese Kakor.

What was the result?

The result has been confirmed as a win for new NBM National Head: Ese Kakor.

He won a total of 121 votes smashing his nearest rival Melvin Udo-Richmond into 2nd place with a mere 54 of the total votes.

What are Ese Kakor campaign promises as the new NBM mafia boss?

Ese Kakor laid out a 7 point agenda for his term as NH.

  1. Global Rebranding of the NBM – Perverting the truth on a global. Building on past administrations perversions of truth with the end goal of laundering the image of the NBM so well nobody thinks NBM = Black Axe anymore.
  2. Account Ability. Lots of it. Free for everyone.
  3. Making the welfare of every Axeman* paramount. (* doesn’t apply to Temple Ayes or those blended within the Temple system)
  4. Empowerment. Unmeasurable wafflement.
  5. Redefining the Temples/Inclusion Policy (calling the Temples something else so they can be legal)
  6. Making the Uhuru Heratage Center a Reality (Which Felix Kupa opened that several days ago)
  7. Having the listening ears of every Axeman.

Further stating that a vote for him to be National Head would be “a vote for transparency, a vote for every axeman, a vote for accountability, a vote to sanatize the movement, a vote for global security for all axemen worldwide and a vote sanctioned by Oludumare.

Who voted for Ese Kakor?

121 voters cast their vote for him on the day in a secret ballot.

However some of Mr Kakor’s voters are known. Having endorsed his campaign under the slogan ‘The Right Man For The Job’

A Pink massage table, a bottle with a tube on it and the 42nd National Convention!

As part of its 42nd National Propaganda Initiative NBM donate suspect items (pink massage table and a bottle with a tube on it) worth very little to a Health Centre in Delta State.

And running concurrently it’s also the 42nd National Convention.. Which means it’s time for a new supreme leader.

Another term for ‘Felix Kupa’ or is it finally King Emperor Melvin Udo-Richmond Esq’s turn?? Will there be any rousing speeches? any memorable moments? Will Engr Felix Kupa murder someone again this convention? So many questions.

Here’s some scenes from moments ago inside the convention that might help us piece together what’s going to happen:

As part of its 42nd National Convention, NBM donates items worth hundreds of thousands to Health Centre in Delta State.The members of NBM group, Manchester Chapter led by the president Sir Paul Ogbeni (KSC), visited the Primary Health Care Centre in Asaba to donate various items to help the centre deliver value to patients. The group was welcomed by the executive secretary of Oshimilli South LGA, Dr. Charles Eboka who represented the local government chairman. Others present were the chief matron of the centre, Mrs. Bridget Okenyi & Dr. Michael Nwoko (SSA to Gov of Delta state on healthcare matters). The recipients were filled with joy as they received the items on behalf of the Centre. Items include: Delivery beds, suction machines and Covid-19 relief materials.

The local Govt chairman representative was very delighted, he stated that “these items donated today, is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use in the best interest of our people”. Dr. Nwoko stressed that the donation today by NBM of Africa is in alignment with the state Governor’s agenda on health matters, adding that the centre is the busiest in the state in terms of the number of patients been seen.

The matron thanked the group for showing exemplary leadership and service to humanity, she promised that they will continue to join hands with NBM in ensuring that the welfare needs of Nigerians especially the masses amongst us are met.

The President of the group highlighted the aims and objectives of the association, stating that “we are donating this items to the centre because we believe that health issues as it pertains to child delivery are very paramount to our societal development. We are hoping that this items should be put in good use by the management and patients, stating that continuous effort will be made to curb child mortality in our nation”. The president called on other groups and well meaning Nigerians to join in promoting community development issues that will help develop Nigerians and Nigeria in general. The President also advocated for youths to engage in value added activities, both in education and apprenticeship. He condemned violence and other vices that will not help towards nation building.

Cultists butcher rival, post beheading video on WhatsApp

Date: 31/3/21


The police have arrested a suspected member of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity for the murder a rival cult member and recording his beheading.

After killing his victim, Ugochukwu Igwilo, the suspect, Nzubechukwu Victor Okonkwo, reportedly posted the video of his apparent beheading on WhatsApp, a private messaging social media app.

Okonkwo was arrested by the Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Abia State.

The suspect, who was arrested alongside Prince Kalu, an alleged member of the confraternity, was apprehended after operatives of the IRT, headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, raided a seven-man gang of armed robbers who robbed and killed some POS agents in Aba Town.

Sources disclosed that the armed robbers were all members of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity and that during interrogations they confessed that a member of their confraternity, Okonkwo, was the person who killed and beheaded the person who was seen in the viral video.

It was further gathered that after the victim was beheaded, Okonkwo and three of his gang members also cut of the victim’s legs, arms and his private part and took it to a native doctor at a village in Ahia Afor, where it was used to make charms that they claimed would give them protection from the police and rival cult gangs.

Narrating why he killed and beheaded Igwilo, Okonkwo, who claimed to be a student of Nigeria Maritime Academy Oron , Cross Rivers State, said:

‘I am from Idiator North, Local Government Area of Imo State, and I joined the Vikings Confraternity in 2013 and I live in Aba with my parent. Mr Virus took me to join the Vikings Confraternity. I was the former head of the confraternity in Aba in 2015. I ruled for six months before I was removed and we had three guns during my time. I was arrested because I killed Ugochukwu Igwilo, who is a member of Black Axe Confraternity. We had a cult war in Aba in 2020 and Ugochukwu killed one of our members, Lampard, and the message was reported in our WhatsApp group chat.

‘Ugochukwu attacked Lampard at his compound in Umuchichi around Osisioma area of Aba and butchered him, and before then Ugochukwu had also attempted to kill me but I escaped. Ugochukwu was also the former head of the Black Axe group in Aba. So, on March 6, 2021, Ugochukwu came to where we were playing football with one Segior and a member of our group known as “More-Light” was with a gun with him at that time. Then we ordered Ugochukwu to follow us into the bush with the gun and he obeyed. But while we were moving into the bush, he attempted to escape and Otiko, a member of our group, went after him and broke his head with a big stick. Then I shot him with the locally-made gun and he died on the spot. Then we dragged his dead body to our Island which is not far from the bush and I cut off his head and I videotaped it. I then sent video to our WhatsZpp group chat, from where it went viral. I also presented the head to our members who were not on ground when we killed the victim. Two other members of our group, Spiritual and Otiko, then went to the corpse and removed more body parts that they took to a native doctor at Ogbor Hill in Village Ahia Afor. The herbalist grinded the head then asked us to pound the bones. When our present members were pounding the head, the herbalist was making incantations, saying the charm was to prevent the police from arresting us. But the charmed failed us. The video I shared went viral and when More-Light was arrested over the POS robbery, he also confessed that he was part of the group that killed a beheaded Ugochukwu. Prince was just a witness to the crime. I was planning to become an engineer but now that dream has been cut short. My biggest regret is that someone else will be sleeping with my girlfriend.’

Photo of Alleged Cultist, Ugochukwu Igwilo aka Tata Who Was Caught And Beheaded by a Rival In Abia

Date: 22/3/21


Ugochukwu Igwilo (left) was beheaded by Nzubechukwu (Right)

The photo of a suspected culitist beheaded by a rival gang member has surfaced online. 

Recall that last Friday, March, we posted a chilling video of a self-confessed member of Supreme Vikings Confraternity, 27-year old, Nzubechukwu Victor giving a detailed account of how he and other members of his group murdered and beheaded one Ugochukwu Igwilo aka Tata, an alleged member of rival group, Neo – Black Movement (Black Axe Confraternity), on March 6.   

The photo above shows Tata who was gruesomely murdered by the cultists.

Nzubechukwu and his members filmed. The group of cultists beheaded Tata before they harvested his legs, hands and private part and took it to a native doctor where it was pounded and used to make some charms. 

Nzubechukwu was a final year student of the Maritime Academy, Oron in Akwa Ibom state before he was arrest by the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigerian Police. 

Meanwhile, another member of the cult group, Prince Kalu, has since been arrested. While others harvested the body parts of late Tata, Prince served as the gatekeeper at the river bank where they later dumped his remains after tying it to a block. See his photo below: