Starving two-year-old child found in Gombe state Clement Ejiofor 2 minutes ago 6 – A tiny two-year-old emaciated boy was found in Gombe state – “This is not Ethiopia, neither Somalia, this is Nigeria.” – The man, who posted the heartbreaking photos, calls on the government and NGOs to help A starving two-year-old boy was found in Gombe, Gombe state, in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp This beautiful child is 2 years old and HIV negative Horrified by the child’s condition, Alhassan Yahya Abdullahi took to his Facebook page to spread the word and ask for help, he wrote: “This is not Ethiopia, neither Somalia, this is Nigeria. In fact it’s in my own state Gombe. This beautiful child is 2 years old and HIV negative. Then you will keep asking what’s the problem, it’s malnutrition, severe malnutrition. Our sincere appeal is to Government, NGOS, and entrepreneurs to come to aid of our dear state from this deadly menace, so help us God.” He later added that the situation becomes more alarming day by day because of the influx of internally IDPS from neighboring states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Recently another Nigerian child hit the international headlines after he was accused of witchcraft and abandoned by his family. A two-year-old boy named Hope from Akwa Ibom state has been surviving on his own for eight months until being saved by Anja Ringgren Loven, a humanitarian worker from Denmark in January this year. Watch video: Children have been accused of witchcraft, both historically and in contemporary times, in societies that harbour beliefs about the existence of witches and black magic. In Nigeria, some African Pentecostal pastors have incorporated African witchcraft beliefs into their brand of Christianity resulting in a campaign of violence against young Nigerians.
A shocking number of babies day every day in Nigeria from preventable infections Children and babies branded as evil are being abused, abandoned and even murdered. The preachers make money out of the fear providing costly exorcism services of their parents and their communities In the Nigerian states of Akwa Ibom and Cross River about 15,000 children were branded as witches and most of them end up abandoned and abused on the streets.