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Since the formation in the 1950s of the Pyrate Confraternity (later the National Association of Seadogs), university confraternities have flourished in Nigeria. These are secret student social societies, originally along the lines of the Skull and Bones society or the Bullingdon club. However they rapidly adapted into criminal gangs, who have been blamed for hundreds of murders. They are also alleged to operate as cults, with their members referred to as 'cultists' in the media. Some incorporate aspects of vodun in their rituals.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confraternities_in_NigeriaDuring the first weeks of the school year, confraternity alumni and members swarm campuses recruiting new members. Initiation ceremonies normally involve severe beatings, in order to test their endurance, as well as ingestion of a liquid mixed with blood. Male initiates may sometimes be required to pass an additional hurdle before becoming full members, including raping a popular female student or a female member of the university staff. Among the all-female Jezebels or Amazons, prospective members may be required to undergo six rounds of rough sexual intercourse or fight with against a group of women or against a much stronger man