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Two Girls Accused Of Witchcraft Share Their Near-Death Experience In The Hands Of Their Uncles.

   




Credit – crossriverwatch.com

The story of 10-year old Aniema and 13-year old Mary shows that the rate of child abuse in Nigeria is still very alarming.

Hailed from Cross River state, the children narrated their near-death experience in the hands of their uncles who called them witches.

According to CrossRiverWatch, their father had to relocate them to another town in Akwa Ibom state after the experience.

Mary said:

That fateful day I was taken to church and accused of being a witch. Uncle Victor asked that I confess that I am a witch or else when we get back to the house he will beat me up and use nails to pierce my body, but I told him that I was not a witch.

The next day Adiaha Akpan (who is their step sister) said she had a dream where I and Aniema my sister came to take her child away and that I wanted to kill her. She told Uncle Victor about the dream and he came and took us to the bush and started flogging us.

Aniema further added that,

“When they went away I managed to untie myself and ran away but a broken bottle pierced my feet but the uncle caught up with me and continued with the flogging using big sticks and I was crying. They took me from one house to the other and some people joined them to flog me.“When they went away I managed to untie myself and ran away but a broken bottle pierced my feet but I kept on running. The uncle caught up with me and continued with the flogging using big sticks and I was crying. They took me from one house to the other and some people joined them to floI kept on running. g me.They burned a nylon bag and let the flames fall on our skin to make us confess.

SEE ALSO: A Look At The Camps Where Women Accused Of Witchcraft Are Banished To Live

But for the timely intervention of Okon Edet Bassey, a staff of the Cross River State Local Government Service Commission, the children might have been killed.

Read full interview on CrossRiverWatch,

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