It was an horrific sight to behold of a wife who was left disfigured , blind and unable to eat or speak when her own husband threw acid over her face in a horrific attack .
According to eye witness report, the victim identified as Atsede Nigussiem, 26, from Tigrai, Ethiopia, had been at home at 11 p.m. on July 15 when she opened the door to her estranged husband Haimanot Kahsai, 29, and without warning, he allegedly poured a corrosive substance all over her face as her five-year-old son Hannibal Kahsai slept inside.
In agony, Atsede ran screaming into the street for help from neighbours, while her estranged husband fled. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors gave her emergency care for wounds on her face, chest, hands and legs.
Doctors recommended travelling abroad for long-term care and treatment so she flew to Bangkok, Thailand with her sister where burns specialists at the city’s Vejthani Hospital are now battling to treat her.
It’s been two months since the attack and Atsede is still in pain, her mouth has been melted together so she cannot talk, she is blind in her left eye and at severe risk of losing the sight in her right eye.
Regional manager Masha Zhigunova said Atsede “cries non stop” and cannot talk, eat or drink properly because her “mouth is melted together”. She eats and drinks with a straw and spends all day crying – one of the few things she can still do.
Masha said: “This is a very difficult case. Atsede’s face will never be the same again. One eye is gone and the second eye is almost gone and her skin is all melted.
“Even she has no idea why the husband did this. She reported this to the police but he had already ran away.”
Masha said that Atsede is being treated by Dr Sivat Luanraksa who is experienced in dealing with severe burns.
She added: “Atsede requires debridement of necrotic tissue on her face and extremities. Secondly, she needs debridement and acellular dermal matrix grafting and thirdly, split thickness skin grafting. Thankfully now she is in the best place with one of the world’s best doctors looking after her. We’re all supporting her.”
Communicating in writing, the injured wife said: “I don’t know why my husband did this. I was at my parents house late at night. I just opened the door and it happened. I’m heartbroken and in pain.”
Source: ( Linda Ikeji )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
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In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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