From Uganda came a disturbing report that confirms the monstrous practices, first reported by CBN News a few years ago.
Two years ago, a radical Muslim woman kidnapped a 13-year-old Christian woman and her 11-year-old brother, and then sold the shaman a ritual offering.
According to the Morning Star News (MSN), Sulaiman Pulisi, a former imam who became a Christian in 2017, said that in July 2018, his two children, his 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son Abdulmajidu, disappeared from his home in the village of Kachiribong (near the town of Kasasira in Eastern Uganda).
On September 16, local police recovered a girl who was staying at the home of Muslim sorcerer (shaman) Isif Abdullah.
"We mourn our son, who was allegedly sacrificed," Pulisi said in an interview with MSN. "We mourn our daughter, whom the Muslim shaman used as a sexual object."
Law enforcement officials learned that a Muslim woman from Kasasira, eastern Uganda, and two others had sold the Pulisi siblings to the shaman in retaliation for their father's conversion to Christianity.
According to MSN, the police believe abdullah made sacrifices to people as part of his shamatian practices. A shaman and a woman have been arrested in connection with the boy's disappearance and are awaiting charges.
There are an estimated 3 million traditional "healers" or shamaers in Uganda. As reported by CBN News, hundreds of Ugandan children are kidnapped and murdered as part of a thriving business of human sacrifices.
CBN News in secret action to search for infanticide
In 2017, CBN News senior international correspondent George Thomas joined a secret team of detectives, armed police officers and a pastor to track down a shaman accused of kidnapping and killing children.
The search was led by Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga, who runs the Kyampisi Childcare Ministeries service, a Christian project aimed at dissuading uganda's practice of child victims.
The pastor describes the cruel ritual of shamas:
"When they get a child, they usually cut his throat, drain and take blood, cut his genitals, or retrieve any other organ that spirits might want."
Pastor Peter says these horrific crimes happen almost every month.
"The problem is growing and many children are being killed, almost none are surviving, most of them are dying," he says.
Child victims are such a serious and widespread problem in Uganda that the government has set up a special task force to counter these practices and human trafficking.
Superstition and money
Mike Chibita, a senior official at Uganda's law enforcement agency, the equivalent of the U.S. Justice Minister, says that superstition and a desire to get rich quickly are involved in the rates of child victims in his country.
"The connection is that these shamans come and tell people who want to get rich that in order to gain wealth, they have to donate human blood," said Chibita, who heads the public prosecution body.
Kyampisi Childcare Ministries is the only organisation in Uganda that provides long-term financial and medical care to survivors of child sacrifice practices.
"We want to see that the life of a child who has survived is supported, that these children are socially capable of standing on their feet and recovering from injuries, and that they can have a life after all," Pastor Sewakiryanga said.
The pastor also works with Ugandan lawmakers such as Margaret Komuhangi to help draft specific laws against perpetrators involved in child sacrifice practices.
"Every Ugandan has to come up and say, 'No to offering our children,'" Komuhangi said. "Our children are the future of this country."
Author: Steve Warren, George Thomas
Source: CBN News