A blind old woman from Akwa Ibom state has saved two kids identified as Gideon and Kingsley Edet from the jaws of awaiting ritual killers.
The blind woman identified as Mrs Bassey Edet had to step in when she heard her two grandchildren were to be sold out by their parents to ritualist for seventy thousand Naira.
Speaking to Punch Mr Edet said knowledge of this crime came to her after a friend to the kids mother told her the kids were to be sold out. Mrs Edet said she took actions by laying a curse on them and threatening to report the case to the police.
“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.
However it’s difficult for the poor old woman to raise two children on her own as she is blind.
She said: “I cry for these children each day they leave for school without food and no writing materials in class. Now, I can’t help them. Their parents ran away as they failed in their plot to sell them to ritualists.”
She appealed to the Akwa Ibom State Government and non-governmental organisations to assist her in training the children as their parents had abandoned them.