Acid survivor Frances Obanye celebrates 16 years of being alive

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It’s been 16 years after Frances Obanye’s life was saved when she was shaved near to death—the lady is an acid attack survivor who was just nine years old when her uncle’s wife poured a chemical compound on her—Obanye said that her life has not been easy after she was hit with acid in 2004.

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In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, she said that her uncle’s wife came to sleep and poured a bucket of acid on her. According to the young lady, the unfortunate incident occurred in 2004 when she was just a nine-year-old girl. After her uncle’s wife poured the chemical on her, Frances said the woman said:

“Oh, I thought it was Obiora.” Obiora is Frances’ brother and her parents’ only son. 

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The lady told people living with scars to be optimistic and to let people know that their lives can still be beautiful. Frances’ story was also told by a Facebook user known as Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa She quoted Frances as saying, 

“16 years old acid survivor. ‘Acid could not take away my life, I’m still alive thanks to God and I still feel beautiful. Help me say thank you to God for that. 

“Badmus’ comment section flooded Nigerians on Facebook to rejoice with her.

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