Ethiopian woman disfigured, blinded by acid attack by her abusive husband after she asked for a divorce . Doctors, teachers, and complete strangers from across the Bay Area, California,U.S, are rallying behind Atsade Nigese from Ethiopia, who survived a brutal act of domestic violence when her husband poured acid all over her face and body.
Speaking through her friend who served as an interpreter, Nigese says her husband, who was a federal police officer in Ethiopia, regularly beat her and broke her teeth.
But one night, a year ago, after she told him she wanted a divorce, she said he threw acid on her.
Nigese is now blind with scarred skin. Her body is disfigured and even her own son initially rejected her, saying he knew her by her voice but could not identify anything else about her.Menbere Aklilu of Richmond said she wanted to help. Two years ago, she helped another Ethiopian woman, who had also been burned by acid, something she said her ex-fiance had thrown on her. .
Because of that experience Akilu, who also survived an abusive relationship, knew how to get Nigese a visa. And she flew to Ethiopia to retrieve Nigese and invited her to live with her and get some medical help. Akilu said she’d love it if Nigese could one day see again. “I want her to get her vision, that’s my dream,” Aklilu said.
For nearly seven months, Nigese has been living with Aklilu. The two women, both from Ethiopia, share another special bond, one they don’t wish on anyone else. Both have survived domestic abuse. “I see myself through her,” Akilu said. “I’m lucky I run from him. So today I have the ability to help others.” .
In her short time living in the Bay Area, Nigese is slowly learning to become independent once again. She’s learned to get around using a cane. Three hours a day, five days a week, Nigese learns Braille and English, with volunteers at her side. On top of that, doctors from the University of California at San Francisco are donating their time and talents to reconstruct her ears, eyelids nose and mouth.
Few weeks ago, it was reported that a man named Daniel Okafor, has allegedly committed suicide at Nsugbe in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State because his wife, Pauline, refused to name him the inheritor of a house she built. It was gathered that Pauline nominated her son as the inheritor of the property, a development that said to have angered her husband.
As a consequence, Daniel reportedly bathed her in a substance suspected to be acid and thereafter took his own life. A source, who begged not to be named, said that the deceased attacked his wife after she built a house and used their son as her next of kin and inheritor of the property.
“When the man found out, he could not take it, so he decided to pour acid on her. The husband also drank the acid and died, while his wife is currently hospitalised at a clinic,” the source said. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the story .
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