The rise of yahoo yahoo in Nigeria


2022 started with more stories coming up in various social media of very young boys (sometimes as young as 17) being caught in the act of carrying out ritual killings.

A particular story broke of three young men caught with the head of a girl (thought to be the girlfriend of one of them) as they planned to cook it in a pot as part of their money making rituals.

Nigerians discussed the matter on social media as the term – yahoo yahoo – trended.

See below some of the posts on the matter

Nigerians discuss the menace of yahoo yahoo

The issue of ritual killings in Nigeria

The issue of ritual killings in Nigeria