Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Albino Girl, Five, Abducted and Killed In Mali

A five-year-old albino girl has been abducted and killed in Mali by armed men and her headless body later found beside a mosque.

The young girl lived in a village in Fana, 125km (78 miles) north of the capital Bamako and was taken from the courtyard where she was sleeping with her mother and sister in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Following the incident angry villagers set fire to police headquarters asking for justice.

“We demand justice. Her head was taken. This is a ritual crime,” activist Mamadou Sissoko told news agency AFP after going to the scene.
Albino Girl, Five, Abducted and Killed In Mali
There are concerns the killing may be linked to Mali’s presidential election, which is taking place at the end of July.

“Every time there are elections, we become prey for people who want to make ritual sacrifices. This is not the first time this has happened in Fana. The state needs to take up its responsibilities.” Said Mr Sissoko.

There is a belief among some groups in parts of Africa that potions made from the body parts of people with albinism can bring good luck and wealth.

Source: www.bbc.com
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