NEW-BLACK MOVEMENT

“NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT SIMPLY MEANS NEW-BLACK MOVEMENT. ANY BLACK PERSON WORLD-WIDE CAN BELONG TO THE NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT. IT IS NOT THE NEO-NIGERIAN MOVEMENT OR THE NEO-AFRICAN MOVEMENT OR EVEN THE NEO-BENIN MOVEMENT. IT IS THE NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT. AFTER NIGERIA, BRAZIL HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF BLACK PEOPLE ABOUT 80 MILLION AND THE UNITED STATES WITH ABOUT SIXTY MILLION. IF WE PUT THOSE TWO COUNTRIES TOGETHER WE HAVE ALMOST THE POPULATION OF NIGERIA . THE SURVIVAL OF THE NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT LIES IN SETTING UP BRANCHES IN BLACK COUNTRIES WITH THE BLACK INDIGENES OF THE PLACE. I WANT TO SEE BRAZILIAN BRANCHES AND AMERICAN BRANCHES OF THE NBM WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN MEMBERS NOT BENIN MEN LIVING IN AMERICA. NBM IS NOT A CLUB. IT IS A MOVEMENT. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE CREATING PROBLEMS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES THINK NBM IS A CLUB AND IN CITIES LIKE LONDON GATHER TO DRINK PEPPERSOUP AND DANCE. THESE MEN SHOULD BE TOLD TO FACE THEIR JOBS,BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES AND LEAVE NBM ALONE. MOST HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT NBM IS ABOUT AND THINK BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN LONDON OR NEW YORK THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE AXE-MAN IN ABA. I ALWAYS TELL THEM THAT A LIZARD THAT LEAVES NIGERIA AND GOES TO LONDON IS STILL A LIZARD AND NOT A CROCODILE. IT MIGHT BE A LONDON LIZARD BUT BEING IN LONDON DOES NOT TURN IT INTO A CROCODILE. MOST OF THE SO CALLED FOREIGN ZONES ARE POPULATED BY ALL MANNER OF CHARACTERS FROM NIGERIA MOST HUSTLING. HOW CAN SOMEBODY WHO DOES NOT HAVE HIS PAPERS OR WHO IS PURSUING FOUR JOBS EVERY DAY HAVE TIME FOR THE NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT. WHEN I LIVED IN LONDON SEEING MOST OF THESE MEN JUST MADE ME UNHAPPY AS MOST WERE JUST OLD JAGUDAS FROM NIGERIA. SOME ONE LIVING IN AMERICA CALLS HIMSELF AN FF AND IS REJOICING THAT DOLLAR IS ONE TO 500 NAIRA. NOW WHAT SORT OF FF IS THAT. IT REMINDS ME OF THE MONKEY WHO WAS REJOICING WHEN THE TREES IN THE FOREST WERE BEING CUT FORGETTING THAT IT WAS ITS OWN VERY HOME THAT WAS BEING DESTROYED. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GIVES ME HOPE IS THAT KOROFO THE KULT OF THE ONDERGROUND IS ALREADY CAUSING CONFUSION IN THE MIDST OF THE INTERNAL ENEMIES OF THE NEO-BLACK MOVEMENT. UNTIL THEY EMBRACE THE REAL VISION OF THE NBM ,NOTHING WILL GO RIGHT FOR THEM.MANY OF THEM ARE ON LOGGERS SPYING ON WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE BUT KOROFO IS ALREADY AT WORK. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, WE SHALL FLOAT PROPER BRANCHES OF THE NBM ALL OVER AFRICA AND THE BLACK WORLD WHICH WILL DISCUSS THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF PAN-AFRICANISM AND NEO-BLACKISM NOT PEPPERSOUP DRINKING AND DANCING.” – FF IBN GODIDI

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: https://www.ilcapoluogo.it/2021/04/26/mafia-nigeriana-il-capo-nazionale-della-black-axe-comandava-da-laquila/ (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 .

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“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.

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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

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56895864

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.

Nigerian mafia, Palermo police blitz: new blow to the Viking

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Date: 4/2/21

Source: https://palermo.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/02/04/news/mafia_nigeriana_blitz_della_polizia_di_palermo_nuovo_colpo_ai_viking-285939092/

(Translated by Google from Italian)

The investigators of the Flying Squad of the Foreign Crime and Prostitution Section had discovered the existence of another secret cult called “Viking”, with an operational cell also in Palermo

Operation Showdow. Hard blow by the state police to one of the most aggressive groups of the Nigerian mafia, active in Palermo. A precautionary custody order was carried out in prison for mafia-type association, serious injuries, exploitation of prostitution and drug dealing, issued by the investigating judge at the request of the group of magistrates of the District Anti-Mafia Directorate, coordinated by the Deputy Prosecutor Salvatore De Luca, against of 11 people. Research is still ongoing for three of them. In the past years, following the “Black Ax” and “No Fly Zone” operations, the investigators of the Flying Squad of the Foreign Crime and Prostitution Section, had discovered the existence of another secret cult called “Viking”, with an operating cell also in Palermo.

Emeka Don was also a member of this cult, already the recipient of the arrest of a suspect on July 9, 2019 and in the past the victim of attempted murder by one of the leaders of the cult “Black Ax”, Austine Johnbull, arrested and convicted of this crime. The subsequent operation called “Disconnection Zone” of July 2019 had led to the arrest of a crime suspect of 13 of its top members, so as to undermine the structure of the Vikings or “Supreme Vikings Confraternity”, whose members had been charged with the crime of criminal association of a mafia type. The Viking are a criminal association born in Nigeria, then spread to various European and non-European states.

It is characterized by having a hierarchically organized and branched structure throughout the national territory, with a strong intimidation capacity. The criminal association is mainly active in crimes against the person, above all in the occasion of clashes with the rival cult for the control of the territory and the supremacy within the Nigerian community; on drugs and against property. The purpose of the activities of the criminal team is to make the association stronger, both towards the associates and the Nigerian community and other Nigerian criminal groups.

With today’s restrictive measures, the Palermo Mobile Squad, it is explained, inflicts “another hard blow” to the Viking of the capital, reaching the capture of their leader, Parkinson Chukwuma, accused of management, promotion and affiliation to the group, with the aggravating circumstance of being an armed association. Alongside the members of the Viking Palermo there are also two other recipients of precautionary measures, George Oguike Obinna, known as “Okwele”, accused of brutal violence, and Frankline Duru, known as “Skorò”, who also carried out logistic activities, making his own restaurant available restaurant, in the heart of Ballarò, for meetings reserved only for members of the clan.


And it is precisely inside this place that the physical aggression by Emeka Don, Evans Ifeanyi Chukwu and Frank Chinedu took place, against a compatriot, guilty of not wanting to join the cult; the attack, also committed with glass bottles, had been so violent as to cause him to lose his upper incisors as well as several injuries to his face. The investigative investigations and the statements of some collaborators of justice, the investigators managed to demonstrate, in addition to the existence in Palermo of the “Viking” mafia association, also the presence of numerous prostitution houses in the historic center of Palermo, the “connection house “, and foreigners active in the sale of cocaine and heroin in the main town square.

Verona Forum, Italy NBM, Dealt Moderate Blow to the Balls.

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Nigerian Mafia drug ring dismantled in Italy

If I paid someone to dismantle a shed in my garden and they took away 16 pieces of wood and left hundreds of pieces still standing… I’d argue they hadn’t in fact dismantled anything.

Source: https://beninwebtv.com/2021/01/italie-un-reseau-de-drogue-de-la-mafia-nigeriane-demantele/

At least 16 people were arrested by Italian police on Tuesday after dismantling a Nigerian Mafia drug ring in the northern city of Trento, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

In their report, Italian police said they had carried out 20 raids in the regions of Trentino, Veneto and Lombardy, as part of the operation, dubbed ‘Underground’. An operation that made it possible to dismantle the gang that controlled drug trafficking in Trento. The 16 people arrested are drug dealers who “shuttled” between Trento and Venice for supplies

According to ANSA, drug trafficking and distribution were managed by a Nigerian woman, Agho Isoken Tina, alias Mama T. She would have been assisted by her son and her sister-in-law. The gang is said to have used prostitutes, one of the basic activities of the Nigerian mafia, to sell their goods. For the commander of the flying squad of Trento, Tommaso Niglio, who led the operation, most of the clients of his gangs represent asylum seekers who risk their lives in search of their daily fix. Half a kilogram of cocaine and heroin was also seized during the raid.

The Nigerian Mafia or the ” Black Ax”

Born in the footsteps of Cosa Nostra (Sicilian mafia) and Camorra (Naples mafia), the Nigerian mafia has taken up residence in southern Italy. Long subordinated to the Sicilian mafia where it managed the prostitution, drugs and human trafficking market, it gradually stood out especially after the birth of the ” Black Ax”, a network born in Nigeria and then exported to Italy. It is a well-structured organization, with international links, in Europe [notably in Nantes] and in the United States.

Neutralize the Nigerian mafia before it’s late

Source: http://www.liberainformazione.org/2020/12/28/neutralizzare-la-mafia-nigeriana-prima-che-sia-tardi/

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There are dozens of Nigerian couriers who daily transport drugs around Italy using trains, buses, taxis, bicycles, or simply walking around urban centers.

In the majority of cases they are “employees” of the various cults with a mafia connotation who have settled in many Italian regions. At the beginning of 2020 there were about 110 thousand Nigerians legally residing in our country, of which just under 7 thousand were registered in the capital.

The manpower of the street shop is, in general, entrusted to Nigerians who do not have residence permits but there are cases of asylum seekers or people already in possession of subsidiary protection permits.

Thus, in recent days, in Arezzo, the police arrested a forty-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker while he was giving doses of heroin to an Italian woman. Arrest who tried, in vain, to avoid another Nigerian who in Florence, at the sight of the policemen, tried to swallow the eggs with the heroin he was holding in his mouth, risking suffocating. Another arrest, in L’Aquila, of a 23-year-old Nigerian intent on peddling at the bus terminal while in Florence, at the airport, a Nigerian ended up in handcuffs after 65 eggs containing cocaine were identified in the intestine.

In Ballarò, Palermo, a district historically controlled by the Cosa Nostra family of Palermo Centro of the Porta Nuova district , the police stopped thirteen Nigerians (some beneficiaries of citizenship income) who were selling drugs with the collaboration of two Palermo people.

The belief on the part of the Nigerian mafia of its strength and the ability to operate independently in territorial areas in which Italian mafias notoriously play an important role, was also revealed in the course of investigations on Maphite (a brotherhood present in twelve in Emilia Romagna and Piedmont) so much so that every agreement between these and groups of Italian mafias has been “annihilated (…) we do not need them to operate in Italy: we can operate alone (….) we do not need them to the moment and if we have it we will be able to reconsider the registration in the future “(from the order of the Gip of Turin on the occasion of the operations” Maphite-Bible verde “and” Burning Flame “).

Since the beginning of the year, the police forces have arrested about a thousand Nigerians for trafficking / drug dealing, a number far lower than the 1,942 in 2019 and the 2,148 in 2018 (DCSA data) and this is partly explained by a slowdown in the action drugs and, above all, for the restrictions on the mobility of people – with road checks in some particularly incisive periods – which characterized (which still characterize) 2020 for the well-known pandemic.

However, drug trafficking is not the only criminal activity carried out by Nigerian organizations located throughout the country and “with an important presence also in the major islands (Sicily and Sardinia), in particular in Palermo and Cagliari) but also in Lazio, especially in the Capital “(see rel. DIA, 2019).

Among the fields of action of the Nigerian mafia are the trafficking of human beings, the exploitation of prostitution, forced begging, extortion, especially to the detriment of African citizens who manage commercial activities, the falsification of documents, monetary counterfeiting, scams and computer fraud, crimes against the person and property.

Perhaps there is still time to try to neutralize the Nigerian mafias but a vigorous and extensive repression activity throughout the country would be necessary even if the information obtained by the DIA, especially in the last few years, is particularly harmful if you think, for example , to the spread of these criminal associations throughout the country with presences (the Maphite ) also in Canada, United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Malaysia and Ghana.

The numerous investigations carried out by the police forces in Italy have highlighted the role of the Black Ax which in terms of number of adherents would be the second Nigerian mafia organization present “in almost all regions” but with important “cells” in Piedmont and Sicily, mainly in Palermo (rel. DIA, cit.).

An association which, writes the Gup of the Court of Palermo in the sentence of 21 May 2018 against Nigerian defendants for mafia-type association “has a first place replicated not in a small way but on a world level, the organization of a state indeed of a Confederate State (..) equipped with elaborate statutes of legislative and executive authorities of judicial bodies a sort of courts called to settle disputes within it, of its own law enforcement agencies or guards who are entrusted with the task of keeping the order and to restore it by inexorably executing the punishments ”.

A true anti-state on which to converge the best investigative resources without further delay and underestimation. Before it’s too late.

Central African mafia in Palermo

Source: https://www.italiaoggi.it/news/mafia-centrafricana-a-palermo-2499890

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On December 12, Matteo Salvini, leader of the League and senator of the republic, was in Sicily, in Catania, where the hearing of the trial took place which sees him accused of kidnapping for having delayed the disembarkation of the irregular emigrants of the Gregoretti ship in 2019. By coincidence, the next day the BBC dedicated a reportage to Sicily.

Accompanied by photographic documentation, the report explains how the island has become a happy, joyful multicultural center thanks to the fact that thousands of young Africans, mainly from West African countries such as Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia, they have chosen it as their new home.

It is often forgotten, says the BBC, that while tens of thousands of Africans have passed through the island, passing through on their journey to Northern Europe, as many have instead decided to stay. Palermo in particular, “always a melting pot of cultures”, is fortunate to have a mayor, Leoluca Orlando, “pro-migrants” and for this reason the city has long been known and appreciated for its hospitality. “Over the years,” observes the author of the report, migrant journalist Ismail Einashe, “I have seen how much African culture has reshaped the city, from musical tastes to the popularity of African dances to food and even the hairstyles of young people. Sicilians “. “In no district of Palermo”, he continues, “the African presence is more evident than in that of Ballarò,

Following is a description of the evenings in Palermo, animated by African songs, drums and dances while in the bars of Ballarò you can drink spritz, but also cocktails that taste of mango, hibiscus, pineapple and ginger, and in the restaurants Sicilian and African dishes are served . At the market, then, next to the Italian stalls, there are those full of once unknown products, such as okra and sweet potatoes, and African women grill corn cobs: “A corner of Africa sprouts everywhere, from Nigerian women who sell soda, sweets and beer to Senegalese tailors who make African-style clothing ».

In addition to his own direct experience, Ismail Einashe drew on Italian sources to document himself, but in a very selective way: for example, the Terrelibere.org website, where it is possible to read an article entitled «Palermo. I will dance safer thanks to Africans ”, in which it is argued that immigrants have“ contributed positively to returning the historic center to the city ”; or L’Espresso, which in 2019 published the article “Palermo, the capital of hospitality: the great lesson of Sicily to all of Italy”, according to which Ballarò “lives again” thanks to the immigrants who denounce the extortionists of the mafia: ” an alternative model “.

In the L’Espresso article, however, it is said that the journalist Gianmauro Costa, a fervent supporter of the providential good influence of immigrants on Palermo, nevertheless set his novel “Black Market” in Ballarò, whose protagonist “is struggling with Black Ax, the new Nigerian mafia ». Just scroll through the Palermitan news to understand why. Eiye, an offshoot of Black Ax, manages the racket of trafficking, prostitution and drug dealing in Ballarò. This is also why violence is frequent in the neighborhood. Among the recent ones, one of the most serious involved dozens of people at the end of May: a maxi brawl between Italians and Africans mostly from Gambia armed with knives, sticks and shards of bottles that required the intervention of dozens of police vehicles. and police.

But Ismail Einashe does not mention these problems, much less speaks of the way in which the immigrants arrived in the city “which they have chosen as their new home”. Irregular, illegal, clandestine. Not once are these terms used in the service.

Yet many, if not all the foreigners who, according to the journalist, revive and normalize Palermo and Sicily by fighting the mafia and animating the life of once infrequent neighborhoods, have presumably landed in Italy without documents and visas, transported by an organization of traffickers. , and, if they still live in Italy, it is because they took their time declaring themselves refugees and filing an asylum request.

This is certainly the case of the Nigerian singer Chris Obehi, who arrived from Nigeria at the age of 17 “after having faced the dangerous route that passes through Libya” and who in many of his songs evokes the difficulties encountered in reaching Palermo. In one of his greatest hits he sings the crossing of the Mediterranean: a few unrelated words, the text, and a single sentence repeated and shouted over and over again: “We are not fish, we are not fish in the sea, but we are human”.

Almost incidentally, the BBC article notes that “a growing anti-migrant sentiment pervades the island.” Why are they irregular? Why do they use the expedient of calling themselves refugees to be included in the expensive reception program set up for them?

Why, when they leave, they mostly find no work except in black, since in Sicily the inactivity rate exceeds 52 percent and they also do not speak Italian and lack training? Why do they join the Nigerian mafias or other sectors of organized crime?

No. For the BBC, anti-migrant sentiment arises from the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

Corner Bam Wahala

Corner Bam = An unofficial initiation into the criminal organisation. Most commonly by the Zonal Head or Forum Coordinator who pockets the cash the initiate pays.

A happening that offten comes back to bite the (questionable) member in the future or used erroneously by other members engaged in power struggles to discredit what are in fact bona fide members.

my world head i greet u sir how are u and how is d family i hope all is well sir?my world head u are highly regarded may d good works of ur regime live to be remembered and give NBM more glory all over d world aseeeee!!! na me be ju name papa 2002 kb lord usman whazeez presently am in europe italy to be precise,sir for sometime now i have been having dis stress wit some strongmen who are trying to call me a name dat does not belong to me anymore,dis men suddenly wokeup and started tell strongmen dat i am a cornner bam dat my iniciation was not too clear and at dis time i was a coordinator of my city bari italy and becos dey felt i just came to europe dat i met dem in d city am not suppose to be d coordinator so dey wanted to look for means of bringing problems to my regime as a coordinator dis was in 2010 i called other cordinators and report d issue to dem dey invited me to roma were we held all cordinators IT and we made some calls to check my blending and it was clear to d house dat my iniciation was confirmed den dey now call dis lord dat raise d issue to come and clear d house how come he said am a cornner bam he did not showedup he actually insulted d house dat he is not coming dat he is older dan everybody in d gathering dat he blended b4 us so we cant call him to ask him questions and dat was how d other cordinators now ask me to go back to my city to continue leading d men dat dat guy cant draw my leadership back all dis happend in 2010 my world head am not a push over dat does not know his left from right in my few years in nbm have held several excos i was a former elder,i was a former eye in upper ekewan neborhood benin ,i registerd as a axe lord in benin zone after my OND in fed poly auchi,my world head i blended in 2002 in karnem bornu HT d head was ju name olu aye kwame nkruma,cp was ju name obas aye mohamed lofa,chaiman was reuben aye askia mohamed,my links man was ju name itemi aye mansa musa presently in france,my world head i know u are a listen head and a father to all nbm members i will like to use dis medium to beg u to give ears to my cry now for justice and come into dis matter my head i greet u sir! sir i will like u to knw how my iniciation took place in 2002 and see if such iniciation is a cornner bamimg or not,my world head wat happend is dis in 2002 in kb olu was d original head of d temple and obas was d original cp and steve ojo was d original chairman of dat regime dey did first ini it was quiet den d second ini happens to be d one i blended b4 d second ini took place dey was some money issues between d head and chairman which resulted into some arguemnet as at dat time dey were already planning to do second ini before HO,d cp now consulted and told his excos dat d kb ground will not be safe for dis ini dat dey should move d ini to anoda ground d chairman disagree wit d head bcos he has an intention to rebel his head and he left den d head now ask his excos and elders to move wit him dey all went to d ground were d cp said korofo directed kb to do dat ini which was a ground in benin owned by fj2 wen dey got to d ground without d chairman d head now make his elder1 as chairman and dey did d ini sucessfully den after d ini d former chairman was still claiming to be a temple chairman and prounouce dat he has suspended d head dat all does men dat he blended should go and reblend dat is d whole story, my world head i want u to look into dis matter and pls tell d world and members of dis grate movement if such ini was not a clear ini,,ost of d men dat we blended together has done headship in various temples ,some were even elders in fj1 and 2 some has done chairmanship in sone temples ,even wen late obuwe was shoot dead by d police in 2003 my benin wonal head did prcession for him and break his mental i believe if he was a coenner bam my den head will not do prcession for late obuwe,have been to national conventions ,various temple ini ,have blended like 2strongmen into d movement and dey doing grate to glory of krf,i attended lords night and buggies,i atteneded zonal IT in benin my world head back den i forth war in benin and gave d nbm glory in benin why now some men are trying to give me a name dat is not mine dis same aye will open his mouth and say d italian head no reach dis same man see’s himself as i am a old man in d game who dey for italy sef,my world head i have reported d issue to my italian head and dis matters has still not been resolved,i have to call my links man and tell him wat am going tru in italy and he advice me to relate d matter to ur table for quick answers dat u are a listening father,my world head my uncle is d present dallas head ,ju name george anibowie a lawyer in america,chief jasper onobo is my close family friend and like a daddy to me,most of d big boys in nbm lived wit us during thier temple days in fj bcos of george my uncle so why will dis men call me a cornner bam aye after 10years of playing recongnise egede my with all humility and respect i want u to help me look into dis matter and call d men carrying such rummours to other thier names are ju name freeborn,ju name friday otite,ju name jeff pius all in italy i greet u my world head i remain ju name papa aye usman whazeez kb 02.

okemario: Master

okemario: I greet u

okemario: How ur side BUZZ!!!

morrispee: i greet u my leader

okemario: Baba u too fresh

okemario: No vex I been dey work

okemario: How family and biznex

morrispee: we bles God

morrispee: how ur side dude

okemario: Na so my future Ncp

okemario: My side sup bros

okemario: My side good bros

okemario: U dey wit me

morrispee: yea boddy

morrispee: i greet u

morrispee: i greet u my oga

okemario: My lord sorry to

morrispee: go on broda

morrispee: notin do u

okemario: U fresh

okemario: Na still on matter u no nbm if u play am well u go be figure

morrispee: lol

morrispee: naso

okemario: Generally matter rise asper terere unto ini wen I blend some men dey doubt una ini and italian head want make dem hear from d excos of dat regime based on say most men dey yarn say na corner bam matter

okemario: Na freeborn raise d matter

okemario: And me do. Clear men say no be so say d ini clear

morrispee: my broder

okemario: I been like hear from u bcos I was a hu den

okemario: Ju

morrispee: like me now somebody tell me say i be corner bam

morrispee: it is left for me to defend my ini

morrispee: ask the freeborn de time he claim so say na corner bam

morrispee: what were we at that time

morrispee: was olu the head at that point?

morrispee: was i de cp at that point?

okemario: Bros I explain to dem

morrispee: so he has no right

morrispee: freeborn was not even a member of the coe or exco at that time

morrispee: so how can he claim to be corner bam

okemario: But dem say ojo suspend olu before d ini

morrispee: that is not true

morrispee: on wat ground?

okemario: Ok

morrispee: ojo can not pronouce a suspension from his own room

morrispee: the kb ground was not safe for ini at that time

okemario: My like I said u were d original cp of dat temple and I I knw u can not lie

morrispee: basewd on the indigene and sm

morrispee: dey fall out

morrispee: so we get relocate the ini

morrispee: before the ini

morrispee: atleast udi bam too for anoder temple

morrispee: ikpitan nur use de f2 ground?

morrispee: f1 nur use de f2 ground?

morrispee: why e go com be say na if kb go use f2 ground na dere wahala go dey?

okemario: Ok

morrispee: this was also de same issue when ferdinand was the head

morrispee: in udi

okemario: Reuben wetin be him strong name

morrispee: and osahon was also claimimng head in udi

morrispee: ferdinand went to do ini

morrispee: wey them ehinor take blend

okemario: Ok u get olu number

morrispee: no

okemario: Ok ken 05broda

okemario: Ok

morrispee: yeaaaaaaaaaaa

morrispee: my broder stand ur gorund

morrispee: naso men dey jealous oooooo

morrispee: see the person kelvin wey u with am blend

morrispee: don do head for temple handover ooo for 3years ago

okemario: But generally I Been just like make d italian head hear frm u any how pls

morrispee: lambert wey u wit am gada blend was chair in fj ooo

morrispee: give am my number to call me

okemario: Ok

morrispee: +416 316 6935

okemario: Which temple Kelvin do head

morrispee: okemini

okemario: Ok

morrispee: uwa was an elder in f1

okemario: Lambert na f1 or 2

morrispee: na de same day u with blend

morrispee: give am my no mak dem call me if dem want

morrispee: that all my broda

okemario: Ok

morrispee: who was freeborn in that regine

okemario: U too much my leader u be man

morrispee: strong name of reuben was askia mohammed

okemario: Ok

morrispee: after una ini before freeborn and ojo rebel came up

morrispee: so it is very clear

okemario: Lord mohamed iofa I regard u apart from the head, chairman or any other member of coe or exco

morrispee: do not give my number to any body

morrispee: becos i will only listen to these people wey i tell u so

morrispee: and no body go fit talk to me apart from those people wey i tell u so

morrispee: the head,chairman any member of the coe or exco

morrispee: my point is clear

morrispee: i understand what u are doing

papilo: becos everyt brodahing clear

morrispee: i am not a baby

morrispee: i no what you wana do

morrispee: i dont care

morrispee: as far i no the truth and i will ever say it

papilo: u bam bros

morrispee: you can forward it to anywere in the world

morrispee: your initiation is highly respected and accepted

papilo: true story

morrispee: my brother all dis na just issue to cause problem

morrispee: italian zone na one of the zone i have respect for

papilo: true story

morrispee: so make the head and chairman nur allow any lord for personal interest

morrispee: personal interest dey bring dis-unity into gatherin like dat

morrispee: i have said all i no

morrispee: and i am ready to repeat what i said at any point in time

morrispee: so try mak them call me to verify

morrispee: i go travel to california on friday

papilo: for real bcos dis issue came up wen i was made a cordinator in my state and freeborn has been dey for long and dey gave it to me bcos he feels he know more dan d movement it self

morrispee: and wen i reach california

morrispee: i go give u number too

morrispee: to reach me

morrispee: incase

morrispee: see my broder

morrispee: we don do things to survive this movement

papilo: ok

morrispee: even before the temple came back

papilo: i know

morrispee: we all made sacrifies on ground dat time

morrispee: so i say what i no with imunity

morrispee: u see

morrispee: that is freeborn way right from time

papilo: for real

morrispee: naso men dey do

morrispee: see naso nbm be right from time

morrispee: e be like senate and national house of assembly

morrispee: take care bro.  

The Nigerian mafias in Italy: Eyie and Black Axe

Source: https://www.geopolitica.info/le-mafie-nigeriane-in-italia-eyie-e-black-axe/

(Translated by Google)

by Neila Zannier – October 27, 2020

Eiye and Black Ax: two Nigerian brotherhoods born to regain control of Nigeria from the multinationals that invaded it in the 1960s, have become the two most powerful Nigerian mafias in Italy. Driven by the desire to have a positive impact on the socio-political fabric of Nigeria, in order to free themselves from neo-colonial domination, they now control the trafficking of people, prostitution and drugs on a transnational level.

Their birth

The Supreme Eiye Confraternity (SEC) , also known as “Air Lords” states, on its Facebook page, that it was established in 1963 at the University of Ibadan in the State of Oyo, Nigeria. The purpose of their birth is “to keep African culture alive and to have a positive impact on the socio-political psyche of Nigeria to ensure the complete break from any form of colonial and / or imperial cultural domination”. The UNODC (UN Office On Drugs and Crime) describes the Iye as a “criminal group made up of members of an old secret society turned into a criminal association “. 

Similarly, the Black Ax , also called the Neo Black Movement (NBM) began as a fraternity at the University of Benin on July 7, 1977. For the same reasons as Eiye, she believes that the Neo Black Man must begin to “create a better world where racism and Apartheid no longer exist ”. The Black Ax logo is a hatchet that breaks the chains from the wrists of a black man, a symbol of the chains that forced African slaves during colonialism.

The growth of the brotherhoods follows the history of the country. The hatred of neo-colonial control stems from the presence of multinational oil companies which, after the discovery of oil in 1953, have established themselves in Nigeria. These have monopolized the country’s economy, making it quickly dependent on oil profits and, consequently, creating a huge number of unemployed. The dissatisfaction of the population , already protagonist of an exponential demographic growth, broke out in 1983 when there was a military coup. Military leaders realize that brotherhoods are gaining powerand admire their organization. In fact, the brotherhoods have become real organized criminal groups. Both the Black Ax and the Eiye have a specific way of recruiting new members: it is necessary to be a man, to be introduced by a member of the organization, and entry “for life” into the fraternity includes spiritual rites of initiation. These intend to test the ability to suffer and inflict violence in the newcomer.

The markets for sex, drugs and weapons

In Italy, the Eiye is the first Nigerian cultist organization by number of affiliates, followed by the Black Ax. Their arrival can be traced back to the 1980s due to the increase in migrations from Nigeria to Europe and in conjunction with the changing routes of the cocaine trade to Europe and Asia. In the globalized economic system and with a capitalist and liberal tradition, the Nigerian mafias are real economic actors : they control the business of trafficking in human beings, sex slaves, drugs and weapons.

In the 2000s the presence of Nigerian women in the Italian prostitution rings was consolidated for three reasons: the rooting of the Nigerian mafia in the country, the increase in the organization of exploitation mechanisms and the increase in the demand for sex , especially during the economic crisis. . A crucial contradiction characterizes these two criminal organizations: they are driven by pan-Africanism, but they exploit both Nigerian women and men, as well as take advantage of the racism of European white supremacy. In fact, the system of exploitation of prostitution originates in agricultural fields in Southern Italy , where it is known that Nigerian workers are enslaved and easily recruited for drug trafficking, weapons or women.

The Black Ax and the Eiye are in a ‘ cult war ‘, a clan struggle that broke out in 2010 in conjunction with the elections in the state of Edo (where the Black Ax is native). The tensions present in the territory of origin have also reached Italy; the two groups clash for supremacy over the cities and thus control of illegal businesses. The clashes include armed robberies, kidnappings, mutilations, murders in order to prevail over the other clan.

Relations with the local mafia

Their modus operandi is similar to that of our local mafia, they respect a rigid top-down structure based in Nigeria – the “Head” with whom they always maintain close contacts – and a separate one for each country in which they are established. In Italy the Iye is based in Turin while the Black Ax in Verona and from there they control the operating cells present in the national territory; in Southern Italy the Iye is numerically more present in Palermo, while the Black Ax in Naples. 

The investigations assessed a great affinity between the organizations and the Cosa Nostra mafia model . In the sentence issued for the Black Ax, as a mafia association, by the GUP of the Court of Palermo in May 2018 it is reported that “it has replicated the organization of a confederate state on a worldwide level . It is in fact endowed with statutes, legislative and executive authorities, judicial bodies and its own law enforcement agencies “.

Nigerian mafia organizations have crept into places less frequented by homegrown mafias, but when the Black Ax started taking over the drug business , controlled by the Camorra, its members immediately threatened the Nigerian pushers. After a violent clash in September 2008, where Camorra affiliates killed six African men, probably associated with the Black Ax, the agreement was not long in coming. If Black Ax had not stolen the Camorra’s clientele and paid the protection money, there would have been no more deaths, indeed they could have collaborated in the import and distribution of drugs. However, this created a drop in the profit of the Black Ax which decided to expand the business of trafficking in sex slaves. In fact, the circulation of profits in the organization happens in this way: the money obtained from sex slavery is invested in the drug business and in the development of other operating cells in the world. 

The Eiye and the Black Ax are present throughout Europe, in particular they have been traced to Germany and Spain. In Barcelona, ​​Eiye controls an international women’s market. In addition to trafficking in people, the Catalan police are investigating the illicit importation of fake passports, narcotics and stolen crude oil. The BBC reports that both Eyie and Black Ax members operate in Europe, Africa (North, East and West), South and North America and Asia. Yet their transnational presence is little known and underestimated .

To be able to counter such a large market it is necessary to outline the dynamics of these criminal organizations. In addition, the knowledge of the geopolitics of Nigeria would facilitate the overall analysis of the phenomenon of the Nigerian mafia in Italy as it would allow us to understand effective ways to prevent its advancement. How is it possible that ‘simple’ brotherhoods have become the most powerful Nigerian mafias present on Italian territory? To answer this question it is necessary to study in depth the socio-political situation of the country and at the global level the development of both illegal markets and migration and therefore their transnational expansion. This would be possible in the case of international cooperation, especially by promoting a synergy between Nigeria and Italy.