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Benin alert over ‘penis theft’ panic

Tuesday, 27 November, 2001, BBCNews

The authorities in Benin have ordered security forces to curb violence in the commercial capital, Cotonou, following the deaths of five people by vigilantes.¬†There have been reports of at least 10 such attacks since Saturday.¬†Four of those who died were burned, another man was hacked to death.¬†Correspondents say that mobs have attacked indivduals accused of using magic to steal men’s penises. Continue reading