One Year Later, Nigerian “Witch Boy” Happy, Healthy And Heading To School


A year ago, Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Lovén was on a mission with her husband in Nigeria to rescue some of the thousands of children abandoned each year after being accused of being a witch.

“We’ve seen both frightened, tortured and even dead children,” Lovén, co-founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), described in a 2016 blog post.

That’s when she first met a little boy who she now calls Hope. The toddler, who was skin and bones at the time, was left for lifeless by his parents in a small village.