A two year-old child who was constantly maltreated by her uncle in Akamkpa local government area of Cross River State, has been rescued. It was revealed that the girl’s uncle (her father’s elder brother) tied her to a guava tree and set fire on her.
According to her uncle, he set her on fire because she poos around.
As a result of the fire, she sustained high degree injuries. Her feet were so burnt that she is unable to stand nor sit.
Apart from the injuries, she is looking malnourished and terribly under weight. She sleeps outside on a make shift bed not even good enough for a dog let alone a human being.
She was rescued by Child Protection Network (CPN) Akamkpa, and brought to Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI).
She is currently under going treatment and the uncle has been arrested and BRCI will press for charges.