Another 3 year old child in Nigeria is being brutalized by her parents because they believe she is a witch. According to a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC serving in Anambra state:
“I’m a corp. member serving In Nnewi, Anambra. This child (see attached pictures) is my neighbor’s kid and she is just 3 years old. Even at this age she has already passed through a lot; her parent thinks she is a witch and the bruises on her face were given to her by her own parents. She gets beaten almost every day and she is malnourished and skinny from starvation. It’s really heartbreaking.
This girl, at this age, lives in so much fear of her parents that one day we found her hiding behind the toilet door of the corper’s lodge. We have talked to her parents, but they still keep beating her up. Kindly put this on your blog. We are calling on the relevant authorities to come to this girl’s rescue. It is obvious they are trying to gradually kill her. They live at Nnewi, Anambra. Amichi. NCCF NYSC family house. Attached to this mail are pictures of little Sarah.”
Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven has been recognized for her efforts to help abandoned children accused of being witches in Nigeria. Loven is the founder of African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, which she created to rescue children labeled as witches.
NigeriaCircle.Com hopes that her foundation and other organizations like hers across the world will highlight the case of this 3 year old child “witch” before she suffers grievous harm.
The parents of this child would have been arrested for child abuse in other climes.
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