Ritual murders of children in Nigeria

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    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    Monsters or victims? Inside the mind of a child murderer

    For years, clinical psychiatrists and social psychologists have laboured to understand why child murderers are driven to murder infants and toddlers. Their inquiry is predicated on the need to know if such individuals’ condition is genetic, hormonal, biological, or the result of extreme cultural conditioning.

    “We all experience rage and inappropriate sexual instincts, yet we have some sort of internal cage that keeps our inner monsters locked up. Call it morality or social programming; these internal blockades have long since been trampled down in the psychopathic killer. Not only have they let loose the monster within, they are virtual slaves to its beastly appetites,” according to Oluwafunmike Odukale, a psychiatrist.

    According to her, child murderers have tested out a number of excuses for their behavior. Many have been known to blame their upbringing; others claimed that they were born with a “part” of them missing. Some others claim that certain voices in their heads urge them to do it. But a familiar refrain and pattern of belief among killers of children in the country is that, they would get rich by using severed heads and other body parts of minors for money-making rituals.


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