Troops of the 24 Support Engineer Regiment in Abakaliki have rescued an abandoned and malnourished boy locked up in a house in Ebonyi State.
According to the Nigerian Army, the boy was discovered during a search-and-rescue operation for a soldier, L/Cpl Oluwabukunmi Fadoju, who has been missing since September, 2018.
When the soldiers reached Onunwakpu, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on November 17, they were said to have discovered the grossly underfed and malnourished child locked up in a house.
The child was placed on what appeared to be charms (juju) and was picking leaves from the ground to feed. The charms were burnt by Nigerian Army and the child was given some food before he was, taken to the Medical Reception Station for treatment, afterwards.
The child has since been handed over to the Ebonyi State Government.