Acid attack survivor celebrates 16 years of life after the incident

Acid attack survivor celebrates 16 years of life after the incident

- Acid attack victim Frances Obanye has taken her life back after having acid thrown on her 16 years ago

- Obanye was only nine years old when her uncle's wife scarred her with the chemical compound out of jealousy

- Frances said that life has not been easy for her since she was attacked with acid in 2004 but that she was grateful to be alive

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An acid attack survivor named Frances Obanye has expressed gratitude to God for giving her the opportunity to be alive after having had a close shave with death.

In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Frances Obanye said that her uncle's wife entered the room while she was sleeping and poured a bucket of acid onto her face.

According to the young lady, the unfortunate incident happened in 2004 when she was just a 9-year-old child.

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Nigerian acid survivor celebrates 16 years of being alive after unfortunate incident
France Obanye survived acid attack in 2004. Photo credit: BBC News Pidgin
Source: UGC

After her uncle's wife injured her with the chemical compound, Frances said the woman stated:

"Oh, I thought it was Obiora."

Obiora is Frances' brother and her parents' only son and the aunt stated that her reason for the attack was jealousy. Obanye advised people living with scars to be confident and let people know that their lives can still be beautiful.

Frances' story was also shared by a Facebook user identified as Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa

She quoted Frances as saying:

"16-year anniversary acid survivor. The acid couldn't take my life away, I'm still alive thanks to God and I still feel beautiful. Help me say thank you to God!"

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

Nigerian acid survivor celebrates 16 years of being alive after unfortunate incident
Frances Obanye had a close shave with death 16 years ago. Photo credit: Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa
Source: Facebook

A Facebook user identified as Sunmola Joshua Kehinde wrote:

"It is well with you... May the Lord perfect you and give you more reasons to thank him."

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Olayiwola Olayinka commented:

"Thank you God for what you have done so far in her life and ours life and for what you will be doing may thy name be glorify. Amen."

Femi Oseni wrote:

"Glory to God for restoration and divine protection upon your life despite the incidence. The joy of the lord is your strength."

Sunmola Joshua Kehinde commented:

"It is well with you... May the Lord perfect you and give you more reasons to thank him."
Nigerian acid survivor celebrates 16 years of being alive after unfortunate incident
A screenshot of Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa's Facebook post. Photo credit: Badmus Aramide Tiaranioluwa
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a plane crash survivor Kechi Okwuchi has continued to be an inspiration to Nigerians and people around the world.

Taking to her Twitter page back in September, the young woman posted two stunning pictures of herself in a lovely top and slit skirt which got her followers talking.

Kechi simply asked if her followers liked the pictures, and many of them flooded the comments section to indicate their love for the style and how she rocked the attire.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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