This is truly terrifying. I did not know this was still going on in the world and I do know a lot about the appalling treatment of women and children around the world:
"Child abduction, which is already a serious problem in Cote d’Ivoire, may worsen in the run up to presidential elections later this year as political hopefuls using traditional myths of human sacrifice to improve their electoral chances will fuel an already significant market for stolen children, according to the Ivorian police.
“[Child abduction] is something that needs urgent attention especially in the run-up to the election because a lot of things are going to happen like human sacrifices and other rituals where the organs of children will be particularly in demand,” said Sergeant Antoine Goua Bi, a spokesperson for the child protection unit of the Ivorian police, who says child sacrifice always increases around election times."
Every day, three new cases of children kidnapping are registered with child protection services. Only 1 in 20 will be recovered. The main culprits are soothsayers and the organ traffickers, who slice out hearts, kidneys, lungs and other organs for medical research. Children are also kidnapped into the sex trade, slavery on the cocoa plantations (unless you are careful to buy only fair trade chocolate, 80% of the chocolate you eat is tainted by slavery).