This Young Girl Was Set On Fire After Being Accused Of Witchcraft In Nigeria

Pictured below is a young girl simply identified as Queen – who was set ablaze over witchcraft accusations. The girl was saved and rehabilitated by Anja Lovren, a Danish human rights fighter in Akwa Ibom State.

This Young Girl Was Set On Fire After Being Accused Of Witchcraft In Nigeria

She was rescued sometime in 2017 just before she was burned to death by her people.

The Danish worker shared the pictures of the girl on her social media account yesterday as she highlighted the work her organisation is doing in the region to help children like Queen.

The Danish lady said; “The scars on her body will never go away. It´s a reminder of the superstition so deeply rooted in the African culture. Queen has been with us for a year now”

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“In the beginning she was terrified, weak and very fragile. But our team led by our Director of Child Development @nsidibeorok have worked so hard to make her a strong girl again. To make her feel worthy of love. To give her self-esteem.

You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. One day Queen will tell her story. Her will to survive and strength is remarkable. She is my little hero.

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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