There’s uproar in Calabar, the Cross River State capital as a new trend of snatching male private organs spreads across the city.

While some ladies are busy throwing private videos on the internet, some men in Calabar now wish they could leave their manhood at home each time they want to go out.

In the past 3 weeks, over 15 people in the ancient city have reportedly lost their manhood so far to some suspected ritualists.

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Uproar As Over 15 Male Genital Organs Disappear In Calabar
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Some witnesses who claim to know someone whose private organ has been harvested revealed that the disappearances happen after a mere handshake or body contact with strangers.

This claim has raised many questions in the minds of many Nigerians.

The questions agitating these minds are: Who are those responsible for the disappearance of male genitals?

For what purpose and what is the fate of those who claim their private organs have disappeared?

Are these claims true, or the people are just raising dust to cause mayhem in the city?

Government Position

The Cross River State Government has come out with a statement signed by its Commissioner for Information, Erasmus Ekpang saying such claims were not true.

The state government’s position was corroborated by the Cross River State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo.

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Ugbo said such claims were the handiwork of mischief makers.

She called on members of the public to go about their businesses without fear.

The residents were however not ready to take the police and the state government by their word.

Every few hours, there is uproar in one part of the town or the other over disappearance of a male private organ.

High Demand

A spare parts dealer, Chibuike, told Saturday Vanguard that “an organ was said to be sold for ₦600,000 last week.

However, owing to market forces and high demand, the price has gone up to ₦1,000,000 per organ”.

According to him, “the organs are used for ritual purposes to make money and anyone whose genital is stolen would die a few days after.

“More people will fall victim if something drastic is not done by the authorities to stop the ugly state of events in the city.

“Men now put bitter kola and alligator pepper in their pockets or hold their private organs tightly while walking on the street or inside commercial vehicles.

“The price of bitter kola has also gone up because of the high demand”.

Incidents

Cases of organ disappearance were said to have occurred at Atimbo, Nyahasang, Moore Road, Satellite Town.

Other places include Ekpo Abasi, 8 Miles, Watt Market, Atakpa/ Mayne Avenue and some other places in the city.

Some suspects apprehended

A resident of Calabar South, Blessing Ngi, said, “it happened in my area, State Avenue by Afokang this morning.

“Someone lost his penis, and it took severe beating of the snatcher before he restored the organ”.

A dramatic episode of the incident occurred along the Goodluck Jonathan bypass in the outskirts of the city.

Magical Handshake

It was reported that the timely arrival of the police saved the situation at the scene.

As a result, an angry mob had gathered to lynch two young men after one man claimed his penis and testicles had disappeared.

The man claimed it was after he had a handshake with the duo.

Witnesses at the scene said when the man felt his penis had disappeared, he immediately raised an alarm.

Not just that, he removed his trousers and what he saw left him dismayed.

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“What he saw was smaller than a grain of rice and there were no testicles too,” Jeremiah, one of the witnesses said.

More Incidents

A similar incident at Nyanghasang community in Calabar Municipal led to a Police raid.

That raid caused a reprisal attack by the community.

A Police van was damaged and an entertainer, Kandy Umoh, was among those arrested.

Whether it is fake news, or the claim is true, most male residents are now carrying bitter kola and alligator pepper in their pockets.

Those who hold it believe it wards off any attempt to snatch their genitals.

But curiously, some residents said this protection did not work.

A resident said: “My friend whose organ disappeared filled his pocket with bitter kola and alligator pepper”.

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