FACES OF CHILDREN ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT

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A situation where children are accused of witchcraft is alarming in Niger-Delta.

Cross-Rivers and Akwa-Ibom States are the worst hit by this practice that is linked to warped evangelical Christianity.

Campaigners against the practice say around 15,000 children have been accused in the two states over the past decade and around 1,000 have been murdered.witchcratf 1

Different tales for different ‘child witch’. Jane(pictured right) almost witches 7had her skull slashed by her mother after a pastor denounced her. Mary(left) waswitches 6witches 4witches 3 left with a deep scar after her mother poured acidic soda on her face.

Jerry (pictured sitting on a bed) was beaten by his pastor, starved, made to eat cement and then set on fire by his father as his pastor’s wife cheered it on.

OrijoReporter brings you pictures of these helpless children from Children’s Rights and Rehabilitation Network in Eket where they are being catered for.

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