365

USD/NGN

Brave ACID attack victim vows to keep posting selfies to inspire other victims (photos, video)

Brave ACID attack victim vows to keep posting selfies to inspire other victims (photos, video)

- A UK acid attack victim is bravely sharing her selfies on social media

- She refuses to succumb to her jealous attacker's aim to make her feel less beautiful

- She hopes to inspire other victims

An acid attack victim in Essex, UK is bravely sharing her selfies on social media.

NAIJ.com gathered that a jealous friend stalked Naomi Oni, 25, and doused her face in sulphuric acid in December 2012, leaving her scarred for life.

Her attacker, Mary Konye, dressed as a Muslim woman to avoid identification. She was Naomi's childhood friend who was obsessed with her looks and eventually sought to disfigure her.

Naomi Oni, before the attack (left) and after (right)

Naomi Oni, before the attack (left) and after (right)

READ ALSO: Mother seen doing THIS while breastfeeding her child (see photo)

Although Naomi initially suffered depression and anxiety, she soon regained her confidence and trained as a makeup artist after she healed.

She has now learned to love the person she is and has refused to succumb to Mary's aim of making her feel less beautiful.

READ ALSO: So sad! Veteran actor dies at 68 (photo)

Naomi's attacker and childhood friend, Mary Konye

Naomi's attacker and childhood friend, Mary Konye

In an interview, Naomi said: "There are low times but I am trying to get on with it. I realised I had to stop feeling sorry for myself, I have got to a stage where I have got to know myself and I love the person that I am."

READ ALSO: Runaway Nigerian bride finally shares her story, speaks on marriage

By posting her scarred face on social media in defiance of her attacker, she hopes to inspire other victims to regain their self-confidence.

Naomi hopes to inspire other victims to regain their self-confidence

Naomi hopes to inspire other victims to regain their self-confidence

She said: "Posting selfies was ­liberating. It was reaffirming to get the comments and likes. I do it to inspire people and show no matter what people are going through, they can overcome."

Mary is serving a 12-year sentence for her actions while Naomi is continuing her long road to recovery. She is set to undergo one more skin grafting surgery on her face.

Watch her story in the video below.

Watch the video below of NAIJ.com with Singer Seyi Shay:

Related news
Wizkid rates one of Olamide's banned songs, calls it his jam

Wizkid rates one of Olamide's banned songs, calls it his jam

Na my jam be that! - Wizkid accolades Olamide’s new song
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel