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11-year old attempts suicide over maltreatment from madam


An 11-year-old girl who almost committed suicide due to being subjected to intense domestic violence from her guardian in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria, has been reunited with her family.

A well-meaning Nigerian, rescued the poor child after she noticed bruises all over her body to include her head.

The little girl broke down in tears while explaining her situation saying she lives with her aunt who beats and starves her. She also revealed she wanted to go back to Warri where her parents stayed but was unsure of the address.  She, however, gave her mother’s name as Rebecca and her father’s as Isaac.

She said due to the abuse she suffered at the hand of her aunty, she tried committing suicide by drinking hypo, but quickly took palm oil to neutralize it when she realized what she had done.

Due Process Advocates (DPA) Warri, Delta Chapter led by Edafe Joshua got involved and reunited the girl with her family.

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