The black mafia and human trafficking, the note by Pasquale Iorio and “Le Piazze del Sapere”

Source: https://www.urbanews.it/senza-categoria/la-mafia-nera-e-la-tratta-umana-la-nota-di-pasquale-iorio-e-di-le-piazze-del-sapere.html

(Translated by Google Translate…)

In some books and researches the most disturbing aspects of a phenomenon that threatens and pollutes the lands of the Domitian coast have been analyzed in recent years: that of the black mafia of violent Nigerian clans (often also Ghanaians and other African ethnic groups). In particular, we refer to Sergio Nazzaro’s essays on the “ Nigerian mafia ”, published by Città Nuova in 2019; to the emblematic writings of Leonardo Palmesano , collected in the volume “ Ascia nera. The brutal intelligence of the Nigerian mafia ”; to other journalistic inquiries such as that of Amalia De Simone in the Corriere della Sera (and others). From all these investigations a dramatic and disturbing picture emerges, on which so far there has been little attention on the part of the state organs and Caserta institutions, which continue to ignore the problem. Instead, it would be appropriate to intervene to stem this drift, in which a wicked pact is combined between the endogenous Camorra (that of the Casalesi) and foreign mafias, in this case of an African brand. This is especially true in an area such as that of the Domitian coast, with a major problem emerging starting from Castel Volturno, in a piece of the province of Caserta, which the State is still unable to control and bring back to legality. Sergio Nazzaro and Palmesano himself, who continues to investigate the new crime and does so with his lucid and relentless style like the mafias he meets on his journey to hell. In fact, in his book he tackled sexual slavery and human trafficking by meeting one of the most dangerous organizations in recent years. They call it Black Ax, Black Ax, and was born in the seventies at the University of Benin City, Nigeria, as a fraternity of students. At first it was a gang halfway between a religious association (they call them cults) and a criminal gang, which establishes initiation rites and requires its affiliates to wear a headdress, a beret with a skull and two crossbones, like the symbol of the corsairs. Today, however, it is a new mafia and the tentacles of this organization have also arrived in Italy, where the Nigerian bosses have begun to dictate the law in the suburbs of our cities. After “Ghetto Italia” and “Mafia Caporale” Leonardo Palmisano concludes his trilogy on exploitation with ” Black Ax”, a field investigation made up of meetings and interviews with the victims and executioners of a ruthless organization that is becoming one of the most concrete threats to the security of our country. The aberrant and violent logic of the trafficking of Nigerian child prostitutes who arrive in Italy on migrant boats is described in detail. From Libya to the Domitian coast on the border between Lazio and Campania: forced into prostitution to pay off the debt of the trip to Italy. «The age of Nigerian women on the street is getting lower. Criminal organizations want younger and younger girls: they are more attractive on the sex market ”. As Amalia De Simone told us on the Corriere della Sera already in 2017, there is a road about 40 km long where humanity is suspended. It is a line that separates the land and the sea between Lazio and Campania. Her name is Domiziana and walking along it you meet hundreds of mainly Nigerian girls, forced into prostitution. Many of them are underage girls. For years, many little women have been arriving in this area at the same time as the migrants landed. Like B. who looks 14 at all. Slim, with a body that is not yet that of a woman, large eyes. A photography artist, Giovanni Izzo , noticed it who has been searching the Domiziana for some time, writing down the numbers of girls who seem smaller to him to report to social workers. With her there was another girl, perhaps even smaller, of whom we have lost track. Usually a matron is the one who initiates hundreds of Nigerian girls into sex slavery, one who must be obeyed under penalty of curses and misfortunes foreseen in voodoo rites. The axis that starts from Nigeria and reaches the streets of our cities is linked by a series of rituals in which the maman constitutes that macabre glue that forces hundreds of girls into prostitution. This is also demonstrated by one of the latest operations, not surprisingly called “maman”, carried out by the Guardia di Finanza of Palermo. Young women, lured at home and made to arrive in Italy with the promise of a stable and dignified life, they are literally handed over to the matron: it is to her that they must obey, it is to her that they must submit without many conditions. In many cases, these children end up being slaughtered fodder, being used to supply and feed the macabre market for human organs. And this is the most repellent aspect for us, on which for a certain phase there was also attention from the national press (which has now faded). The disturbing figure of In many cases, these children end up being slaughtered fodder, being used to supply and feed the macabre market for human organs. And this is the most repellent aspect for us, on which for a certain phase there was also attention from the national press (which has now faded). The disturbing figure of In many cases, these children end up being slaughtered fodder, being used to supply and feed the macabre market for human organs. And this is the most repellent aspect for us, on which for a certain phase there was also attention from the national press (which has now faded). The disturbing figure of on which for a certain phase there was also attention from the national press (which has now faded). The disturbing figure of on which for a certain phase there was also attention from the national press (which has now faded). The disturbing figure of maman it is strategic, to them the Nigerian criminal organizations entrust the success of shady deals, when unfortunately there is the increasingly flourishing market of prostitution. Not only in Italy, but also abroad it works like this: wherever there is the hand of the mafia in the most populous African country, there is always a maman who acts as the true “mistress” of enslaved girls. Years ago the video of a ritual of “entrusting” a young Nigerian girl to a maman in Dubai caused a sensation: the woman is without clothes in front of the camera, the voice of the maman is heard who questions her stating that every penny earned must be given to her, until she repays the debt owed to leave Nigeria. Circumstances very similar to those encountered in Italy: women, often organic to the brotherhoods of the Nigerian mafia, they force the victims to prostitute themselves on the street and in case of lack of obedience, the dramatic specters of violence against family members in Nigeria or voodoo rites are evoked. In fact, the criminal organization pays for the trip from the African country and organizes the crossings of the desert and the Mediterranean, then in Italy it is the maman who does the rest of the work until the girls pay off the debt. But even in that case, freedom does not appear to be taken for granted: it is difficult for young women to free themselves from their tormentors. Only in a few cases in Italy there is the report of the victims, in other contexts it is the work of the Police to unmask the organization. But the recovery of the women who suffer these real tortures is not easy. Their ordeal, as mentioned, starts from Nigeria: here they are recruited from girls in difficulty and attracted with promises of work and a stable life towards Europe. It is often too late when young women realize the trap. The figure of the maman appears increasingly on the rise, functional to the shady business of the deeply rooted Nigerian mafia. An alarm that is also of a social nature: if the role of mamans is growing, it is because the prostitution market is increasingly on the rise. A sign of a certain degradation within society: if the number of enslaved women coming from Nigeria is increasing, it is because the number of Italian customers who obviously do not ask themselves (or pretend not to know) what lies behind the phenomenon of prostitution is increasing.connection house ”, most of them are houses, often abandoned, or illegally occupied and rented by compliant premises. For some time we have asked the Prefect of Caserta – now we also turn to the Minister of the Interior and the judicial bodies – to intervene to prevent and repress this phenomenon not worthy of a civilized and modern country. Among other things, it takes little to identify these inhumane places, also through the control of the irregular traffic of vehicles and minibuses – very often driven by the same showy maman – which cross on the Domiziana and on the avenues of the coast of Castel Volturno and Baia Domizia).

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