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Friday, February 1, 2013

Photo: 20-Year Old Nigerian Girl Attacked With Acid in London

A Nigerian girl, Naomi Oni was scarred for life when a mysterious figure wearing a muslim niqab threw acid in her face as she walked home from work. She has no idea who did this to her and has spent the past month having skin grafts and almost went blind, although she has now recovered her vision in her left eye and has partial sight in her right.

To make matters worse, she is the sole carer for her disabled mother Marian Yalekhue who is 52. She told her story;


    'I’d been working a late shift and was talking to my boyfriend about what we were going to do for New Year when I saw this Muslim woman wearing a niqab covering her face,' she told the Evening Standard.

    'I thought it was a bit strange at that time of night, but she didn’t say anything and I kept on walking.

    'Then I felt a splash on my face. It burned and I screamed out. I started running and screaming, holding my face, all the way home. I didn’t look back.

    'I got home and I was screaming and banging on the door. I was hysterical. Luckily my godmother, who is a pharmacist, was at home with my mum and she helped me and kept dipping my face in water and trying to calm me down until the police and ambulance got there.

    'I was in shock. Saying: "Who would do that? Who would do that?" How could anyone do this?'.
    She has released the shocking images of her disfigured face in an appeal for help to catch the attacker whose identity was concealed behind the Muslim women’s dress which completely covers the face apart from the eyes.
    Ms Oni decided to speak out after police failed to establish any motive behind the December 30 attack or identify a suspect.

    She said the attack had 'destroyed' her life and left her too afraid to venture out or even show her face in public.

    'I look in the mirror and it just isn’t me. I’ll never look the same again,' she said. 'I’ve always been outgoing and confident in my job and in my personal life, used to getting attention for the way I dress or my hair, but now I don’t want anyone looking at me.

    'I don’t want people to see me in public. I don’t want to get the Tube or the bus. If I have to go to the hospital I take a taxi.

    'I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to my job. I was planning to go to college in September to study media and fashion, but I don’t even know if I’ll be able to do that.'

    The store assistant has been told she faces months if not years of skin grafts and further plastic surgery and even then is likely to be left with severe facial scarring.

    She and her mother say they are too afraid to go back to their council flat in Dagenham. They are currently sleeping on a friend’s sofa-bed after turning down the offer to be rehoused in Tottenham on safety grounds.

    Ms Oni said she had been inspired by the story of Katie Piper, the model who launched a charity and spoke out publicly after falling victim to an acid attack orchestrated by her boyfriend, but that she would never feel safe with her attacker still at large.

    'Even with the support of my family and friends and boyfriend I feel very alone,' she said. 'Nothing is going to be same anymore.Her story

68 comments:

  1. Poor girl! So sorry about that. If you can, please get on the plane to Los Angeles. Best plastic surgeons. Don't let them touch you in the Uk

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  2. Jeez! This is so inhumane! I really feel for her o, when I had hot water burns sef I couldn't go out not to talk of this. I really wish sumtg could be done to make her look and feel beta and the perpetrator of this evil act be caught.

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  3. So sad. I feel so sorry for her. I hope she gets all the help she needs and gets back to normal life ASAP

    Its so difficult for the police to get the attacker because there's no motive. And there's no reason to conclude the attacker is a muslim woman, it might even be a guy using the muslim dress as a disguise.

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    1. That is why it will be problematic to allow hijab-wearing during exams and tests , female hostels, NYSC camps etc now I understand why the french government is trying to kick against it.
      I mean how are we meant to know the person underneath is who they say they are?

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    2. The French Govt? Abeg leave those ones.

      My dear, Hijab and Niqab are two different things. With hijab, your face is fully open to the public.

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  4. Poor girl she was beautiful before, life can be so cruel
    How can someone be so heartless? acid?
    She should try to remember all the events that took place before the attack, it might be someone she knows...

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  5. Touching story.

    I am almost speechless, why would anyone do something so heinous to a fellow human. *sigh* Hiding under the niqab so your face won't be seen and therefore recognised in a line-up#Bastard. It could even be someone she knows; co-worker, frenemy, neighbour, ex, boyfriend's ex etc.

    Hopefully, all those CCTV that line everywhere in London would be put to good use in this case and the bastard can be found and dealt mercilessly with. Amen

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  6. Wat a wicked World

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  7. nawaah oh. her boyfriend/rival/colleagues should be investigated. after una go say naija no safe.....i have realized that d very problems ppl face in naija, worse ones r in london, worse heinous crimes, infact, naija is safer,God help us. i've stayed in dagenham before and used to think it was quite safe but far...It is well, God will restore u

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    1. Naija is safer? U must be joking! Stop giving pple wrong information! Nonsense!

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    2. i agree with sue's comment i am cock sure the assailant is known to her the attack is too personal for any random individual to just pick on a stranger. while this is a truly sad case she should be thankful she wasn't shot and killed with all those south east ,hackney,stoke newington young boys.. just looking at them in the wrong way is enough for them to shoot both male or female..i trust the met police they will uncover whoever committed this

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    3. anon14:31 nonsense back to ur head....if u live and walk around in london, especially if u have kids u would be more concerned about their safety and urs that ur job...u have no idea how much stabbing, bullying, etc are going on and ppl get away with, everyone expects naija to be bad but wat of d london they run to for refuge?

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    4. sue you are really stupid and have no sense.......am not suprised cos you have never lived abroad........which part of dagenham did u live sef? i have also lived in london and i feel safer than the shit u are talking about.....if it was naija which ambulance are you calling that will respond in record time? there is crime every part of the world but i sure do feel safer in london than naija......so if you live in the ghetto in london get out and go live some where safe....

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  8. Deep sigh.... Very sad much, pretty gurl, I think she mux have either had a grouse with the nikab wearing lady or it might even be a bitter ex of her's that disguised under the nikab and he prolly has refused to move on with his own life, sigh..i can feel her pain

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  9. Omg!whoever did this to this beautiful girl God knows you oh! what a wicked world full of wicked,envious,angry people and only a few good ones.

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  10. OMG! Ђø̲̣̣w sad. Ppl r hrtls. #qstn ur bFrnd# m suspctn he doubl datd nd dats hz gfrnd. Lol

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    1. Let dem investigate the bfrnd, he might be double dating. That's what my instinct is telling me

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    2. Fatso, type properly like a learned person next time, puh'leaze!!!

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    3. Rebecca, the illiterate! Go back to elementary school or steer clear of Blogs

      And what's the 'lol' for? Ode!

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    4. this rebecca girl is truly an ode!

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    5. some people don't know how to use lol. I see lots of idiots like rebecca on blogs using it anyhow. have some decency.

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  11. Sorry girl,I really pitty ur Circumstances!!! But, rest assured that even if u don't know ur attacker, Jehovah knows her and that sooner or latter,he will reward d mastermind behind this dasterdly act and that, all wicked acts will soon be a thing of the past (Psalms 37:9-11, Micah 4:4)

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  12. Eni to shele yi ko ni ri ba tise,ofo lomi efo she ofo lo se ,awon obi wan ni jare e,o ma san ku mon won loju,hanhan ese wo ni o se to fi dan eleyi wo,na God go judge the thin dey pain me sha.crying

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    1. kilode pasto ewon tepe abeg o shrapnels and loose pieces can mistakenly blow on those of us sitting around

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  13. people can sha be wicked. I mean what has the person gained by doing this to her? Sometimes i wonder the kind of thoughts that run through some peoples mind before they fall asleep. Acid on a young gals face, what do you want her to do with her life now ? This one pass my power o........... It is well

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  14. People are damn wicked!na dem dey make dem insult islam!God dey.

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  15. Wicked world . The doctors tried for her though. It would have been worse if she was in Nigeria

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  16. I just want 2 weep 4 her..Some peepz don't just deserve life

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  17. Some pple r wicked nd 2 do such 2 a pretty girl, we thnk God she's still alive

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  18. this makes me very sad. i hope they find the wicked "human being" who did this! & naomi please stay strong & dont think you cant fulfill your dreams because of this setback, because you can and you will !

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  19. pealie abi pipling this is your neighbourhood. Tell us more. kai see wickedness.

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    1. LOL! Kai LLBr's una too mush.

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  20. Funmi Ogunja look alike.

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  21. Haaaaaaaa! Who could be this wicked?! I hope this lady was not sleeping with someone else's hubby though.... Women can be wicked sha! The person that disfigured this girl will be caught one day and justice will be served.

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  22. Wat a wicked world that we leave,its time to ban d moslems frm covering their faces in public ind Uk jst like they did som yrs bak in france,as for d attacker yu'll neva kno peace untill yu are caught and jaild for life, swt sister take heart ok,I pray dat God wud heal yu soon,dnt eva give up on all those yur life ambitions,its well as long as yu still alive.

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  23. Oh my God! My mouth is wide open! God please protect and keep me safe from insane people.

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  24. Yet they say islam is peace *smh* the women are as violent as the men. Why pour acid on the girls face? Why? Why? Why?

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    1. the bogots and ignorants have arrived. if it is indeed true it was a muslim woman, then it was the wman who did the evil NOT islam, learn to differentiate the two. islam itself doesnt preach this, its the people that are evil ode. in the news yesterday, a pastor was convicted of killing a member of his church, are you going to blame christianity for that one too?

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    2. And did ur lil' brain ever think about the fact that the attacker could have worn the cloth as a disguise. U are d only one whose comment is attacking Islam, why? That's cuz U can do the same as the attacker...innit?

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    3. It could have been anyone you know. What if the person bought it, just for this purpose? To hide their identity? I hope they catch the person soon.

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    4. @TalkDaTalk: very very unfair statement *smh* Isn't it obvious the attacker wore the niqab as a disguise for the purported evil? Pls let's not be quick to insult 'Islam' at every given opportunity

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    5. if some idiots aren't bashing religion they are bashing a tribe. you must hate yourself so much.

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  25. OMDAYzzzzzzz!sorry babes. But are u sure u not hanging with someone elses' boo!

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    1. And so wat???????? So dat justifies y she poured acid on her?? Is dat sensible???.cus of a man???? She is evil den!
      Even a married woman shldnt do dis 2 her husband's gf.rubbish!

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    2. Trust me, some husband snatchers deserve this!(not this girl) Nike,Biola, hmmm endless list for the pain dey inflict on peoples lives and homes

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    3. Dat one na prison tins nd d husband will end up marrying anoda person entirely.try it.

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    4. Ooh trust me, i would, idiot

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  26. God pls keep her alive,and I pray her attacker is apprehended

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  27. LORD HAVE MERCY! Why are ppl so heartless n evil :( .. I feel hurt inside of me jst looking at d pictures. I pray she recovers real soon n also to achieve her dreams.

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  28. Someone was envious of her pretty looks. There is a possibilility that the hijab was used as a disguise. It has to b someone she knows. It's well with her tho

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  29. The Boyfriend should be investigated, I suspect he might be double dating.
    Naomi, you are in my Prayer.
    God will cee you through dis

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  30. the attacker seemed to be trying to evade cctv cameras with the niqab.

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  31. Police in London are no better than Nigerian police.

    Employ a private detective to find the attacker• It will cost money. If she was not on the phone she could have grabbed her attacker and rip the cloth of the face. There would be DNA evidence to present as exibit and the attacker would the tracked down.

    The attacker must have followed her for days. The police should look for cctv evidence on people that may have followed her for the past six months.

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    1. Police in London are no better than Nigerian police. lies!

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  32. The niqab was most likely worn for disguise purpose. That's cos d girl knows d attacker on a normal day. I also suspect a jealous lover. An ex! May God return her life to normal soon. Amen

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  33. her friends,boyfriend,his ex,main or side chic(s),her ex's,admirers who she prolly turned down all should be investigated. The attacker wore the niqab just to hide his/her identity.These days perpetrators are people you would least suspect.get well soon dear.

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  34. God d creator of heaven and earth will surely see u thru dis trail time, it is well, may God comfort u and ur family,u will still achieve all u want in life

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  35. Laduns biggest fan02 February, 2013 14:23

    Wickedness in high places. *sighs*

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  36. Wat 's wet nd neva dry?

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  37. D niqab was used as a disguise,shikena.

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  38. The one when den they take cover face, niqab nah him 'eleha'(women in purdah) they take go their boyfriend house for afternoon. They go 'chop', clean mouth. Alhaji go think say nah him be king. Oshisco.

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  39. most muslims that wear niqab r married and ha statement was late in the night, hw cld a married woman come out by dat tym of the night,n for odas dat say she, hw sure r u dat its a she nt a he,n 4 doxe in religious wise,stop blaming muslims cause its deir mode ov dressin,such an act can b done by any1,muslim or christain,male or female, white or black. so ppl shld stop concluding things to damage odas, n 4 d gal it was so unfortunate,she can nvr b d same bt still wish ha d vry bst.

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  40. Really feel sorry 4 her,definately some1 dt knows her,she may nt necessarily know d person,maybe a psychotic chic after her bf or some oda instances.it baffles me wen tins like dis happen,human beings have a high capacity of being evil where they feel they've bin hurt,even those who look like they can't hurt a fly.

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  41. This is cruelsome. I hope d police will do something about this sha. Plus she shd try to rewind on events that took place few days to d day on d incidence cos its sure sm1 she knows very well for that person to have gone to that extent of disguise.

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  42. My dear dnt feel afraid or down dnt wori dear ul come out stronger

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