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Man calls for help as he shares heartbreaking story of a little girl with albinism almost losing her sight while hawking under the sun in Abuja

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A well-meaning Nigerian, George Damian has taken to micro-blogging platform, Twitter to solicit help for a girl with albinism who was made to hawk under the sun amid the lockdown in Abuja.

Damian identified the girl as Grace, a 12-year-old who has been hawking vegetables in public, not minding the coronavirus lockdown and her condition.

While narrating her story, he tagged relevant authorities to come to her aid. “Her name is Grace, a 12 year old albino girl from Benue State tiv by tribe. She stays with her aunty who is a Farmer. Grace hawks vegetable from morning to evening under the scutching Abuja sun.

“Today I met her taking a shade in a locked down shop because the sun has affected Her vision she could barely see & her skin appeared reddish.

“As a vulnerable girl child living with albinism, hawking without a protection in this era of pandemic when her mates are at home is extremely dangerous. Walking under the sun will not only damage her eyes but also skin.”

Checkout his tweets below:


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