The incident, PARADISE NEWS learnt happened in Calabar, Cross River State capital and has been a long term assault to the 8-year-old who like other kids, never tend to enjoy his mother’s love.
Though reasons for the woman’s action are yet-to-be ascertain but our Reporter further learnt that it took the help of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI, a Non-Governmental Organisation saddled with the responsibility of managing children, to save the minor.
According to BRCI on it Twitter page on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the victim has visible bruises and cuts on his head, arms, back and bum.
The Initiative commended the Neighbourhood Foundation for footing the hospital bills of the 8-year-old boy who is responding to treatment.
“The idea of using corporal punishment to discipline children by Nigerian parents, teachers, Guardians must be abolished.
“Children should be loved, treated with care and their opinions heard.
“Physical abuse has lifelong impacts in a child such as physiological and mental illness, low self-esteem, health complications and some times death”, BRCI posted on Twitter.
Below are images of the 8-year-old boy, whose mother has physically abused him;