A mother has been called out for torturing and locking up her daughter for years in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, after a prophet allegedly told her the girl was possessed.
The teenage girl who was rescued by Child’s Rights and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN), is identified as Mercy Effiong, and was locked up in a dark toilet, deprived of food and made to eat her own feces to survive.
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#13YearsOldGirl Locked Up in The Toilet
This is Mercy Effiong, a 13 years old girl who was locked up in a toilet and a dark, isolated room for years before she was rescued to the CRARN Children Centre, Eket, Nigeria.
The mother tortured and neglected her as results of a spurious claim by her church prophet that she was possessed by demon. She was deprived of foods and hardly given the needed nutrition to survive. She ended up eating her own faeces at some points to survive.
Consequent upon this, Mercy suffered from malnutrition and became badly emaciated and almost died before her rescue.
The cruel manner which children like this are treated is unheard of, unimaginable and pathetic.
Mercy is from Oron, Akwa Ibom State, the epicenter of children stigmatization. She’s one of few lucky children who have survived this horrific treatment.