A serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Anambra State has called for help from members of the public and relevant authorities to come to the aid of a 3-year-old girl, Sarah, who is being abused daily by her parents because she is said to be a witch. In his heartbreaking post, the corp member lamented that the parents of the little girl have subjected her to so much pain and agony and they are gradually killing her:
”I’m a corp member serving in Nnewi, Anambra. This child (see attached picture) 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. 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.