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2-year-old girl tied to a tree and burnt by her uncle in Cross River State



A 2-year-old child has been rescued from her uncle, after he set her on fire for defecating 'all over the place'.

According to Child Protection Network (CPN) in Cross River State, an unnamed man tied his young niece to a guava tree and set fire on her for defecating around. The incident happened in Akamkpa, Cross River State.  CPN says the man has been arrested and and will be prosecuted.

They wrote:
The child in this picture is about 2years old. She leaves with her uncle in Akamkpa (her father's elder brother). Her uncle tied her to a guava tree and set fire on her. According to her uncle, she poos around. As a result of the fire, she sustained high degree injuries. Her feet are burnt. She is not able to stand nor sit. Apart from the injuries, she is looking malnourished and terribly under weight. She sleeps outside on a make shift bed not even good enough for a dog let alone a human being. She was rescued by Child Protection Network (CPN) Akamkpa, and brought to Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (#BRCI). She is currently under going treatment. The uncle has been arrested and BRCI will press for prosecution.

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