We have just received information and pictures from our volunteer about a three-year-old girl, by name Sarah from Amichi, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria who is undergoing terrible torture from her own parents on account of flimsy witchcraft accusation.
The little girl, as earlier indicated, is currently passing through horrific abuse and torture from her parents who believed her to be a witch and caused spiritual attacks in the family. The poor child is kept outside to suffer in a cold weather as rain continue to drench her in the nights and days, sometimes she is merely locked up in dark room with no food or water.
A National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Member who volunteered the information said this girl, at this age, lives in so much a fear of her parents that one day they found her hiding behind the toilet door of the corpers’ lodge, at the NCCF NYSC Family house, Amichi, Nnewi, Anambra State.
Cases like this are commonplace this day as children as young as two years old are labeled witches, brutally tortured and killed or left to die in such dehumanizing conditions.
The Child' Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN.net) is deeply concerned about the health situation of little Sarah and fears for her life and so wants to strongly draw the attention of the Nigerian Police Force, Anambra State Command to investigate this case and bring the parents of child to justice as well as her accuser who could be one of the prophets sitting in his comfort to brand children as witches.
This is not an isolated case as being peddled in some quarters of the authorities, it is a continuous decimation of a population of children who are erroneously believed to be witches and wizards after they've been stigmatized in churches. It a case the whole world is treating with kid gloves, even as information like this are swept under the rug to avoid traces.