Just as there exist cults, brotherhoods and secret societies in European and American societies, African societies also had their own organizations which held its members to strict coeds of behavior.
The Leopard Society is a special martial art unit which spread through Africa from ancient Yorúbá-land in present day Nigeria as ‘Amotekun’, to Congo and Tanzania.
This warrior group with vast members were trained in armed and unarmed combat dressed in leopard skins with sharp claws. They learned to walk, run and fight on all fours. In Congo, they were known as ‘Anioto’, in West Africa as ‘Ebe Ogwu’ and in Tanzania a variant of this group, the Lion Society was known as ‘Mboju’. These societies are basically custodians and schools teaching ancient indigenous African martial arts to its initiated warriors.
The ‘Oyinbo’ Western propaganda tried to destroy these warrior cultures by calling them cannibals with made up stories about human cannibalism. The leopard and other similar warrior/animal societies in Africa never went away but still exist albeit dormant till a time comes when they are called upon again by Africans who seek justice and retribution denied them by western type laws.
Richard Khamesse Mukhanda International