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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Poor babies! Disturbing photo of traditional removal of Uvula from the mouth and private part of newborn babies in Kano

Photographer Sani Maikantaga posted this disturbing photo of a Wanzami (local barber in Kano) removing Uvula from the mouth and private part of newborn babies. (Uvula is the fleshy piece of tissue hanging down over your tongue toward the back of your mouth)

The procedure is called "Cire Beli" in Hausa. From the little we could gather, it's done for medical and health reasons. After the cut is what an Hausa social media user wrote about it: 


"When u get a cold or sumthin... the thingie (bellie?) gets infected and it hurts... so Hausa people and other people around the world, cut it off from birth. But i kinda disagree with such practice.. because the thingie (bellie) is like a shield (or filter).... so.. it gets infected FIRST and the infection stays there... if not, then the infection will carry on and go into the body... u grab? there has to be a reason why God placed it there...
My dad didn't have his removed.. my mom got hers removed.. but meeh and my sibs still have ours...some Hausa people also believe that it will grow long and choke the person... and that's just...outrageous..lol"

28 comments:

rosy rosy said...

It prevents food from entering into the nasal cavity to avoid nasal regurgitation.

nayna Esione said...

It actually grows in some people

Mr 47 said...

So many strange believe in this life

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lindz is ur editor sleeping?
which one is a newborn babies???

BTW This practice is disturbing and should be forbidden biko!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

ERIC NESTY IS LIB'S FINEST said...

Na dem sabi

Anonymous said...

Got mine removed at the age of 10.Mine grew and got infected,couldn't eat nor drink anything until it was removed and it doesn't take time to heal.

Esther Norah said...

I thot everyone shod have it. Am jst hearing this. So what abt the one he is removing at the bumbum nko, what is he doin there with his dirty and monkey legs, period

Alloy Chikezie said...

Na wah!
I'm just hearing this for the first time.

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Agbomen said...

Whoa!! This must be excruciatingly painful.

Anonymous said...

It's things like this that make you ashamed of your race and country.No wonder the world has left the black man behind, we still act like we live in 1917 instead of 2017.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this illegal??? Arrest this man!!

Anonymous said...

Mine was removed as well,,, it came to an extent that it grew very big n it started paining me,, i couldn't swallow easily without pains down my throat... But after it was removed,, i became free since then... Yaxxxx

chisom said...

Hmmmm maybe dats y dey talk funny am so sorry 2 anybody who finds dis bad bt dis is nt good

gentle said...

They are so ignorant it hurts.

Anonymous said...

I think it should be removed, In currently suffering from breathing problems because it gets irritated and swollen thereby blocking my air carnal

SHEARER VINCENT AZIH said...

Imagine the unbearable pain been inflicted on the child

youngest oldman said...

What make them look inside that place to see it, hmmmmmmm time enough for people

youngest oldman said...

Wetin carry them go inside there go find d ovulu, hmmmm people no go stop amazing me. Hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

It's a Hausa not an Hausa.

Anonymous said...

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Olire Afon said...

the pain. ..in an unsterilized environment... plus the bacteria on the mans leg.....no gloves nothing..kia

Anonymous said...

My sister's own was removed thro same means and got infected.she narrowly escaped death.she was rushed to lasuth for treatment.

Obamedo said...

I'm wiping tears of hurt from my eyes for these poor souls right now.
Well it's natural selection by nature isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Sharing Hep B ... since 1717

Femiluv said...

The uvula actually has zero benefit and can be removed. However, it is a surgical procedure that shouldn't be done so carelessly cos it opens them up to major infection. Tragic.

SANDRA said...

Choi , God forbid

Mairamun Iya said...

The second child was having female circumcision, where her clitoris is removed so that she will NEVER have an orgasm. It is illegal in Nigeria and Linda I was surprised that you didn't recognise what was happening given that (fill in the blank)

Anonymous said...

The parents allowing this should not have more childe. Idiots! How can anyone in 2017 be so uneducated and privative! Why is circumcision still happening in Nigeria???!!! Fuck I'm angry and linda duck you for reporting half a story again pathetic blog! All unnecessary all cruel baby could die and the mother should be jailed

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