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Survivor: Hope, rescued two year-old Nigerian boy ‘accused of being a witch’ makes remarkable recovery

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In an amazing story, Hope, the abandoned two-year-old Nigerian toddler, accused of being a witch by his family members and shunned by the community in Uyo has bounced back, making a remarkable recovery. Hope was discharged from hospital last month and pictures of the healthy-looking boy have been posted on social media.

In an amazing story, Hope, the abandoned two-year-old Nigerian toddler, accused of being a witch by his family members and shunned by the community in Uyo has bounced back, making a remarkable recovery.

The boy was rescued in January by Anja Ringgren Lovén, a humanitarian worker who founded the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation in Nigeria.

The heart-wrenching pictures of the sick boy being given food and water by Ringgren Lovén caused a sensation.

Hope playing other boys Photo: Anja Ringgren Lovén Instagram/Facebook
Centre of attention, Hope playing with other boys Photo: Anja Ringgren Lovén Instagram/Facebook

Few people would have thought Hope would survive, including his rescuer Ringgren Lovén who wrote on her Facebook account : “The day I carried this sweet little boy in my arms for the very first time I was so sure he would not survive”.

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