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Blind Grandma Rescues Grandchildren From Ritualists

Mrs Bassey Ekong, grandmother to Gideon Edet and Kingsley Edet, from Akwa Ibom managed to rescue them from suspected ritualists.

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The children were going to be sold by their parents for N50,000 and N20,000 respectively, due to poverty.

The grandmother, who hails from Mbiokporo, in the Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state, said she intervened by threatening to curse the mother of the kids, who happens to be her second daughter.

The daughter who is a housewife gave birth to the first son while het husband was jobless. A friend of hers linked them to ritualists, who offered to buy the children.

Mrs Bassey Ekong revealed that the parents conspired to sell the children but when they told her, she cursed them and vowed to report the matter to the police, which made them abandon the children.

“I suffered to raise the children by engaging in menial jobs and weeding people’s farm for meagre wages, just to keep the kids,” Ekong added.

She said when the children were of school age, she enrolled them at St. George’s Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo, for their primary education, adding that to cater for their educational needs had become difficult for her.

The grandmother, now blind, said she could not fend for the children anymore as they could not eat. On some days they don’t eat to school and they don’t have writing materials.

She’s pleading with the Akwa Ibom State Government and non-governmental organisations to assist her in training the children.

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