An acid attack survivor named Frances Obanye has expressed gratitude to God for giving her the opportunity to be alive after having had a close shave with death.
In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Frances Obanye said that her uncle’s wife entered the room while she was sleeping and poured a bucket of acid onto her face.
According to the young lady, the unfortunate incident happened in 2004 when she was just a 9-year-old child.
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France Obanye survived acid attack in 2004. Photo credit: BBC News Pidgin
After her uncle’s wife injured her with the chemical compound, Frances said the woman stated:
“Oh, I thought it was Obiora.”
Obiora is Frances’ brother and her parents’ only son and the aunt stated that her reason for the attack was jealousy. Obanye advised people living with scars to be confident and let people know that their lives can still be beautiful.
Frances’ story was also shared by a Facebook user identified as Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa
She quoted Frances as saying:
“16-year anniversary acid survivor. The acid couldn’t take my life away, I’m still alive thanks to God and I still feel beautiful. Help me say thank you to God!”
Nigerians on Facebook flooded Badmus’ comment section to rejoice with her.
Frances Obanye had a close shave with death 16 years ago.
Photo credit: Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa