Police in Nigeria have closed down a restaurant that served various forms of human meat, including human heads, the UK Independent has reported. Human heads were discovered at the restaurant and 11 were arrested.
"A tip-off led police to the macabre discovery in Anambra, Nigeria, with 11 people being arrested and AK-47 guns and other weapons being seized," the Independent reported. "Human flesh was apparently being sold as an expensive treat at the restaurant, with authorities saying that roasted human head was even on the menu."
The Independent quoted a pastor who had eaten at the restaurant, as saying, "I went to the hotel early this year, after eating, I was told that a lump of meat was being sold at N700, I was surprised. So I did not know it was human meat that I ate at such expensive price."
"Nigerian restaurant shut down for serving HUMAN FLESH – and had bags in kitchen containing heads that were still bleeding," is the headline the Daily Mail reported on this story.
Police raided the restaurant when reports from locals claimed it was serving human meat. The restaurant was discovered to have been cooking human meat and serving it to customers.
"The police also found a terrifying arsenal of weapons which included grenades when they raided the restaurant. Ten people were arrested in connection to the crimes," the Daily Mail reported, "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.'"
The Nigerian restaurant being shut down for serving human meat was also reported by the Inquisitr, which noted, "When Nigerian police raided the restaurant, what they found was disturbing: not just human meat, but also human heads, some still bleeding, with the blood being drained into plastic bags. Police also reported finding grenades, automatic weapons, and cell phones, according to News Corp Australia."
"However, Eater writer Lucas Peterson has done some digging and determined this story may be a year or two old. It also may originally have come from a disputed source, so it's very possible that what you're reading about is either old news, a hoax, or both," the Inquisitr reported.
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