Cannibalism is a serious issue in certain parts of Africa and now a restaurant in Nigeria has reportedly been closed down after it was caught cooking human meat and serving it to customers.
Concerned locals in the south-eastern province of Anambra tipped off Nigerian police who, after raiding the restaurant, found plastic bags with human heads still dripping with blood. They also found an arsenal of weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles and grenades.
One resident said:
I am not surprised at the shocking revelation. Every time I went to the market, I observed strange activities going on in the hotel. People who were never cleanly dressed and who looked a bit strange made their way in and out of the hotel, making me very suspicious of their activities.
Ten people were arrested in connection to the heinous crimes. Apparently, human meat looks like beef…
A local priest who ate at the hotel seemed more disturbed by the price of the meals than by the fact he might have been eating human flesh. And just how much was his bill? 700 Naira (around $3.50).
Speaking to the BBC, he said:
The attendant noticed my reaction and told me it was the small piece of meat I had eaten that made the bill scale that high. I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive.
This incident is the African version of Silence of the Lambs, except that it’s real! Have you ever had meat that tasted so strange you thought you might have been eating human flesh?