Troops of the Nigerian Army have discovered a malnourished child in Ebonyi State, believed to have been abandoned by some persons who may be practising voodoo.

The boy was locked up in a house in Onunwakpu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state.

One will only pray that the child will stay alive.

The child truly depicts the true meaning of a human that has reached the skin-over-bone level as a result of lack of food.

The only thing that was food to the child was leaf. 

troops discover a malnourished child in Ebonyi

A statement by the Nigerian Army said the child was discovered during the search and rescue of a soldier, Oluwabukunmi Fadoju, who got missing since 17 September 2018.

Also Read: PROVEN! Buhari's Govt Plunges Nigeria Into N25 Trillion Debt

“Troops of 24 Support Engineer Regiment Abakaliki got to Onunwakpu in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State market on 16 November 2018.

“They discovered a malnourished child locked up in a house. The child was seated under a charm and was picking leaves from ground to eat,” the statement read.

According to the Nigerian Army, the troops burnt the charms, gave him some banana and biscuits to eat, and thereafter, took him to own Medical Reception Station for treatment.

The child was subsequently handed over to Ebonyi State Government.

troops discover a malnourished child in Ebonyi

BBNaija: 'I Have Only N75,000 Left From 25 Million Naira' - Efe