If this ain’t the saddest story I’ve posted, it absolutely breaks my heart that someone would do an innocent child this way! I came across the hartbreaking photos of a starving boy in Nigeria. Since the story surfaced folks have made thousands of donations and highlighted the issue of superstition across the country.
It’s still hard to believe that people still believe in this kind of foolishness, but a “Witch boy”, that that article calls “Hope”, was found emaciated and abandoned after being accused of being a witch.
An aid worker from Denmark, shared the photos to Facebook, saying, “Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.
“This footage shows why I fight. Why I sold everything I own.”
After adding that Hope was in hospital and that donations were being accepted to help his recovery, over 1 million Danish kroner (around £103,000) was donated in two days.
The full story of what happened to Hope is not clear, but it seems that he is one of many young children in the country who are accused of being witches, then tortured, cast out or killed as a result. Read more from source.