The Black Axe: A portrait of a mafia style organisation

23 October 2021 - 14:35

The Black Axe crime group began on Nigerian university campuses as a political student formation in the 1970s following the country’s independence from Britain.

Called a confraternity, the organisation and others like it were places of brotherhood among student intellectuals trying to find their voice in the new political dispensation...

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