Basic Rights Counsel, “a Not-For-profit organization that promotes and safeguards the rights of children in Nigeria,by providing Legal and Psycho-social support,” has said that it rescued a 6-year old boy who was brutalised by his stepfather in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.
Basic Rights Counsel posted on Instagram: “This is Emmanuel, a 6-year old boy whose stepfather inflicted deep machete cut on his right forearm bone is receiving treatment. The child’s crime was that he bought bread instead of the cigarette he was sent to buy. We sent our rescue team, who took him to General Hospital, The child was later referred from General Hospital to Teaching hospital because the forearm bone is affected and infected.”
Photo Credit: Instagram – @brcinigeria