A young Nigerian girl, identified as Mary, who was branded a witch, tortured and abandoned in Akwa Ibom State 10 years ago, has gained admission into the university.

It was earlier reported that Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem, rescued Mary ten years ago from a bush w. she had been hiding.


The good news was shared on . by Ms. Loven while posting the before and after picture of Mary who is grown up now.

She wrote, “Sometimes our work does not need alot of words. The pictures speak for themselves! This is Mary today vs. 10 years ago when we found her tortured hiding in a bush! Congratulations Mary. Another chapter at university is waiting. We are so proud of you 🎓❤️”.

Social media users congratulated the young lady as they trooped to her comment section. Some .s are shown below:


Fode Doumbouya said,

“You are kind hearted person. Thank you for putting a smile on her face. 🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”.

Mireri Zed said,


“I hope the villagers are watching her now.”

Kingsley Inyang said,

“God bless you and your work”.

Edgar Gonçalves Jr said,


“You’re an angel.🙏🏼 In Portuguese your name means Angel. I’m from Brazil and I’m so glad to realize t. are people like you in the world. Keeping doing this work. We love you! 🇧🇷🙏🏼🥰”.

Jennifer Grainger said,

“Congratulations on your amazing journey so far. Mary, enjoy your next adventure and we look forward to hearing your narrative. You’re rocking those Uni colours! 🥳”.

QueenVic Akpan said,


“Sending love ❤️❤️❤️ to you and your team”.

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